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Meet you where you are and move toward growth.

Process Feelings

Feelings need to be validated and understood. They are the language of our inner world. We need to understand and accept them without judgment or resistance. It's the first step toward mental well-being and psychological fitness.

Why does talking about feelings matter?

Talking about our feelings is key to good mental health and essential for living a full life. When we openly share and explore our emotions, we start to understand and accept them more deeply. This process can seem tough, especially if we've been avoiding our feelings for a long time. But facing this challenge is important for our personal development. By getting to know our feelings better, we're able to handle them more effectively, which helps us live more fully and deal with challenges in healthier ways. Recognizing and talking about our feelings also boosts our self-awareness and strengthens our ability to manage our emotions, which are important parts of emotional intelligence.

Understanding our emotions also helps us better understand our own needs and the relationships in our lives that bring both happiness and challenges. Emotions can reveal what we’ve been missing or ignoring about ourselves. By listening to our feelings without being harsh or judgmental, we start to treat ourselves with more kindness and understanding. This can lead to better coping strategies and more meaningful connections with others. In the end, embracing and discussing our feelings not only supports our personal growth but also makes it easier to handle the complexities of relationships, leading to a more harmonious and satisfying life.

Heal from Trauma

Like big-T trauma, such as significant loss and abuse, little-t trauma, such as otheredness and loneliness, also has a deep-seated impact on how we see ourselves and how we relate to others. Trauma is often the reason why we seem unable to control anxiety, anger, envy, and impulsivity.

Why does addressing trauma matter?

Trauma, both big-T and little-t, shapes our sense of self and our relationships with others. It leaves people with no choice but to be constantly guarded, trusting less in themselves and others. Trauma strips away our sense of security and confidence, often leaving individuals feeling powerless and out of control.

Trauma can indeed create deep-seated emotional wounds that influence a person's behavior, decision-making, and relationships. Without addressing these experiences, individuals may struggle with ongoing stress, anxiety, depression, and a sense of isolation, which can hinder their ability to lead fulfilling lives. 

Healing from trauma can lead to improved relationships, as it helps individuals develop healthier communication and emotional skills. The better we can manage and tolerate our emotions, the less we need to rely on other means to sustain and soothe ourselves, such as dissociation, substance abuse, or self-destructive behaviors.

Focus on You

You deserve to be happy. An emotionally-focused and person-centered psychodynamic approach to psychotherapy will help you achieve your goals by working together in a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space that is reliable and consistent.

How does therapy work?

Psychotherapy is more than CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, EFT, IFS, and other acronyms; it's about addressing your needs and feelings, as well as the root causes of the issues you want to resolve.

Misconceptions about psychotherapy abound. One prevalent belief is that it offers a quick fix for problems, akin to a magic pill that swiftly resolves issues. However, the reality is far from this notion. Psychotherapy is a nuanced process demanding commitment, patience, and active engagement from individuals. It's a journey rather than a destination, requiring time and effort to yield meaningful results.

Another misconception is that talking about problems in therapy is futile. Skepticism about the efficacy of verbal expression as a therapeutic tool is understandable. Yet, research and numerous personal accounts attest to its profound benefits. Through verbalizing thoughts and emotions in a supportive setting, individuals gain clarity, perspective, and emotional relief, fostering transformative insights and connections.