Therapy for Women
How liberating it is to pursue wholeness and find freedom in being your authentic self.
The intricate process of womanhood is undeniably beautiful and complicated and what it means to be a woman is different for, well, each woman.
What does it mean to you to be a woman?
How would you describe what it’s like to be a woman?
What does it even mean to you to be a woman?
Does this sound familiar
-You define yourself by what you do and how well you do it, rather than by who you are at your core?
-You’re not even sure who you are without the roles that you play and the people that you take care of.
Why Therapy for Women?
Therapy for Women means that the focus is on what it means to be a woman, not on the issues or symptoms that might bring her in. Rather than focusing on the symptoms or issue, I focus on you, the person, the woman. Our work is to help you reconnect to your authentic self and integrate the fullness of what it means to be a woman without sacrificing your core values, losing your health or faith or ignoring your heart and soul. I am here to help you remember who you are.
Therapy helps you to get deeply curious about yourself and helps you gain clarity about who you are and what you desire.
How You Can Benefit from Women’s Therapy
In our work together, you will:
* Learn to express yourself in ways that nourish you rather than deplete you.
* Discover your own beliefs about what it means to be a woman and learn how to show up for yourself and others from your core values.
* Learn ways to nurture and truly trust yourself.
* Set and maintain healthy boundaries, overcome self destructive thoughts and behaviors.
* Make changes that lead to increased self worth, increased energy and greater self worth and confidence.
In essence, you will learn to let go of who you think you should be and embrace who you really are. That’s what will being you alive. My approach is feminist-holistic integrating all aspects of a you, the woman. Utilizing your beliefs and thoughts with conversation, addressing the physical body through yoga, sacred pilates and somatic experiencing and energy work (Reiki) in my approach.
Counseling women across the life span
Do you have a places to process and understand what it’s like to be a woman?
Whether it be:
*Playing it small and shrinking from what you want
*Wanting to cultivate and honor your inner knowing
*Wanting to embrace your sensitivity rather than feeling it hindering you from feeling empowered
*Addressing habits, intrusive and obsessive thoughts that seem to hold you back
*Self esteem, worth or confidence despite outward appearance of success
*Choosing to live child free in a culture that praises parenthood
*Being single when those around you are pairing up
*Relationships including coming out, divorce and life changes around sex and desire and connection
*Feeling stuck in life and not knowing where to go. Bored in a job or career and fearful of change.
*Trauma and Shame
*Inner child neglect and wounding
*Depression and anxiety
*Struggle with body image
*Menopause and changes in the body
*Deeper connection to Source, Spirit or the universe
*Struggle with your sense of self or identity
*Work life balance. Feeling overwhelmed and want to work on identifying choices and options.
We are not living in the same worlds as our mothers and grandmothers did. If you struggle with these challenges may feel daunting or even impossible, but I want you to feel empowered to overcome them and feel empowered to go forward in your life. Therapy offers you a safe place for you to express yourself, gain awareness of yourself, heal and recover and learn to live authentically and without apology.
I’ve lost my mind…at least it seems. A woman standing behind me points out my unzipped back pack; ‘Ma’am, you need some help closing that up. You might not want to lose anything in there.’ I politely complied. Moment later, the flight was cancelled. My friend goes into immediate action mode and seems to know exactly what options there are and begins to make decisions about how we can progress. In my freeze response – I don’t. I do, however, notice my feelings of lostness. My feelings of not knowing what to do and looking to others for direction. In that moment, the pattern, the role, the identity, the Me I know myself to be, had revealed herself to remain very present throughout the retreat. It was my ‘Passionately Held Bad Fit’ as it is referred to among us therapists.
My therapeutic approach is Somatic, I believe that for every thought and feeling there is a physical response in the body. Rather than just talking about your issues, you will experience a whole body therapeutic experience. You will learn to identify and connect with your sensations, learn to listen and rebuild trust with your body, experience healing from within and learn to release stress from your body.
She walks into the room and sits on my couch. As she opens up, she shares with me, what has become a familiar story in my work. She, like so many women, anxious in her complete exhaustion and has lost her-Self. As she shares of the pressure she feels to push herself ever harder in order to succeed, I sit and feel with her the stuck-ness she describes.