How did I heal?
Well, I have been in therapy on & off throughout my life, starting when I was 16 years old. I believe this early intervention was crucial to set me on the trajectory of healing, curiosity, mindfulness & spirituality. When I was 23 years old I hit a breaking point in my life. I knew physically I could no longer continue operating through falsehoods such as constant anxiety in my system, avoidance, repression & perfectionism. I went back to my therapist & got to work in a different way. This time I was ready to learn & heal – not just hope to “feel better.” I began studying Buddhism and was re-introduced to my body through yoga, meditating & going on solo silent meditation retreats. I have never looked back & I am beyond grateful for that initial relationship with my therapist that opened this way of living up to me.
So what have I learned?
I have discovered that true wisdom is in the felt experience not in the intellectualizing of the experience. It’s through being fully present & committed to learning about our experiences & phases that bring us lifelong insights. This process gets us closer to a meaningful life & a liberated heart. When we start on this journey, we feel lots of fear, but we work with fear entirely differently, there is an understanding that fear is a part of the journey & nothing to be worried about. I have learned that wisdom alone won’t bring that inner peace. We need to learn the skill of self-compassion. I can teach you the way.
I work best with people who are committed to working outside the therapy room. As for me – I will do everything I can to get you through life’s moments as you begin to evolve. I will help cultivate a space for you to make whatever changes your heart is called to.
Holding space with you as you address your history, relationships, trauma, vulnerabilities & so on, is an honor I take very seriously.
I honestly feel I draw clients to me who are serious about addressing their lives. If you feel this is you, please contact me.