In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored for my client’s individual needs to help each person attain healing and the personal growth desired. I do this by helping people claim themselves and increase their power and ability to make more loving choices.
In working with individuals, identifying shame and cultivating self-compassion becomes part of the process. With increased self-compassion, people can often get out of their own way, get on their own side, practice acceptance, and begin to have the courage to change and heal. Each person is an individual and is met with respect. I am honored to walk with you if we are a fit.
In working with couples, my job is to "work myself out of a job." Couples are invited to reveal themselves; received with compassion; taught new concepts, skills and strategies; and invited to choose to love and say 'hello in a different way" or to make a different loving choice. I learn your story as a couple: how you came to be together and what was it like when "it was new." I hold the compassionate stance for both partners and help them to have a different conversation than the one they keep having.
Couples learn about their adaptive natures, how individuals in relationships feed one another's shame and reinforce stories from the past, communication and conflict strategies, and how to commit to a new vision for "couple." No shame...no blame. Premarital counseling is also available.
People often struggle with the word shame, although in recent years, shame has become more and more part of the conversation! Shame is universal and takes many forms, including addiction, codependency, judging, blaming, and perfectionism. One voice of shame is "There is something wrong with me." Another is "I'm not good enough." Others are "I don't matter" and "I'm unlovable." The "shame voice" lies to us, and we believe those lies, until we don't. Individuals and couples are invited to confront shame and honor grief as they continue to heal and become more Fully Human.
Finding joy & self-acceptance is possible. Improve the quality of your life & relationships. Whatever your circumstance, give me a call, and we can assess how best to work.
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