Therapy

Therapy is an opportunity to fully experience our feelings, challenge our thoughts, and study our relationships. By becoming more aware of these processes we gain more understanding of how and why we do the things we do. We can learn new ways of being that are healthier for us and our relationships.

Adaptability

Humans are amazing adept at being able to recognize patterns in situations and create expectations of the outcome. Especially very early in life when our survival depended on fitting in with our family and environment, we intuitively figured out how relationships “work.”

We learned that in order to be loved and accepted in our families that we needed to behave in certain ways. Some of us learned to be quiet and accommodating, others of us tried to get louder and LOUDER, some of us shut down parts of ourselves that didn’t “fit”, while others may have given up completely and decided we could not depend on others to meet our needs.

Much of how we feel about ourselves, our place in the world, how relationships work, and what to expect from our environment is shaped by our early experiences. It’s not something that we really think about, but more of an automatic process that we just “know.” Later life experiences do impact how we see ourselves and environment. However, understanding how you adapted early in life often provides information that helps you understand why aspects of your life aren’t working out the way you want.

Some people find that they have been repeating patterns in their lives again and again that have led to discomfort and unsatisfying or abusive relationships. Others may come to a point in their lives where a transition, a break up, or an unexpected life event has exhausted their current resources.

The same ability to adapt to fit in can also help us to adapt and evolve, to change and to transform our lives for the better. Therapy can help to bring about that transformation. It is a method to help us understand our feelings, challenge our thoughts, and study our relationships. By becoming more aware of these processes we gain more understanding of how and why we do the things we do. We can learn new ways of being that are healthier for us and our relationships.

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Potential benefits of therapy:

  • Build self-esteem/self-confidence
  • Free yourself from habitual patterns of anxiety, depression, and self-criticism
  • Feel more connected to the people in your life
  • Move forward rather than feeling stuck, helpless, and hopeless
  • Develop new perspectives and life skills
  • Feel better about yourself
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve your relationships
  • Learn how to be compassionate with yourself
  • Manage anger
  • Understand yourself, your goals, and your values better

Therapy

Image provided by www.canstockphoto.com

Therapy is an opportunity to fully experience our feelings, challenge our thoughts, and study our relationships. By becoming more aware of these processes we gain more understanding of how and why we do the things we do. We can learn new ways of being that are healthier for us and our relationships.

Potential benefits of therapy:

  • Build self-esteem/self-confidence
  • Free yourself from habitual patterns of anxiety, depression, and self-criticism
  • Feel more connected to the people in your life
  • Move forward rather than feeling stuck, helpless, and hopeless
  • Develop new perspectives and life skills
  • Feel better about yourself
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve your relationships
  • Learn how to be compassionate with yourself
  • Manage anger
  • Understand yourself, your goals, and your values better

Adaptability

Humans are amazing adept at being able to recognize patterns in situations and create expectations of the outcome. Especially very early in life when our survival depended on fitting in with our family and environment, we intuitively figured out how relationships “work.”

We learned that in order to be loved and accepted in our families that we needed to behave in certain ways. Some of us learned to be quiet and accommodating, others of us tried to get louder and LOUDER, some of us shut down parts of ourselves that didn’t “fit”, while others may have given up completely and decided we could not depend on others to meet our needs.

Much of how we feel about ourselves, our place in the world, how relationships work, and what to expect from our environment is shaped by our early experiences. It’s not something that we really think about, but more of an automatic process that we just “know.” Later life experiences do impact how we see ourselves and environment. However, understanding how you adapted early in life often provides information that helps you understand why aspects of your life aren’t working out the way you want.

Some people find that they have been repeating patterns in their lives again and again that have led to discomfort and unsatisfying or abusive relationships. Others may come to a point in their lives where a transition, a break up, or an unexpected life event has exhausted their current resources.

The same ability to adapt to fit in can also help us to adapt and evolve, to change and to transform our lives for the better. Therapy can help to bring about that transformation. It is a method to help us understand our feelings, challenge our thoughts, and study our relationships. By becoming more aware of these processes we gain more understanding of how and why we do the things we do. We can learn new ways of being that are healthier for us and our relationships.

What to expect in therapy sessions

You can expect a safe space, free of judgment. I strive to create a curious, open, and sometimes playful environment that allows for finding acceptance and connecting as humans with inherent flaws.

Our first few sessions will be geared towards understanding what you would like to accomplish in your life and the obstacles you face in making your hopes a reality. During this time (and anytime!) feel free to ask any questions that arise. Together, we can determine if we think we would be a good fit for one another and discuss ongoing treatment.

Phone

512-827-9016

Address

4131 Spicewood Springs Road
Building L-4
Austin, TX 78759

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