"In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in a dark wood, where the true way was wholly lost.” – Dante Alighieri
What's wrong with me?
Are you experiencing depression or anxiety or baffled by a tendency to do things to feel better that end up actually making you feel worse?
Newsflash! There's nothing wrong with you. You might just be one of the many adults who experienced emotional neglect in childhood. If so, here are some of the signs:
On the surface you enjoy a great life, and have few or only good childhood memories, yet despite that you often feel empty and lonely and wonder if there is something you're not doing right
You have a strange sense that you don't belong, even sometimes when you are with friends and family
You are capable and self-sufficient, often preferring to do things yourself rather than lean on other people who could let you down
You find it sometimes difficult to know how you feel, or what you could to do to feel better
You've noticed that your relationships often seem to end badly, and so you have little interest in meeting new people or trying again
You sometimes feel 'invisible' and in some way different than other 'normal'people
When you think about asking for help or expressing your needs or wishes to others, you feel ashamed or embarrassed and don't know why
If you relate to any of these situations, therapy can help you reconnect to yourself and others, reclaim your creativity, find contentment, and create a brand new life.
How can therapy help?
I use the DEEP approach which is based on the latest research in interpersonal neurology and relational attachment theory. This approach promotes healing and growth within a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship that provides safety and dispels aloneness.
DEEP also builds on the profound insights of Carl Jung, who understood that each of us has within us a true Self that is a source of inner wisdom and knows exactly what we need to heal and grow.
Therapy gives you a trustworthy companion who will help you find your path out of the woods into new and authentic living.
What can I expect?
As your therapist, I promise I will not judge you, try to fix you, or rush you. There is nothing wrong with you: the symptoms and problems of living you may be experiencing are just clues pointing to what you need to heal.
I deeply believe that all of us have an inward creative “drive to thrive” that can lead the way. My job is to help you connect to that inner voice. How do we do that? We work together in the here-and-now, paying attention to and honoring your thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and what your imagination brings to the process whether by dreams, fantasies, or “coincidences”.
I will help you process the sometimes overwhelming emotions that come up when you've been on your own for far too long, and together we will build on what already is working in your life to help you move forward.
I have a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and am licensed in Texas as an LPC Intern. I am supervised by Candyce Ossefort-Russell, LPC-S.
I've experienced some tough losses and challenges in my 60+ years of living. Surprisingly, these hard times, though so painful, often turned out to be gifts, once I realized I didn't have to recover totally on my own. It was hard for me to ask for help (and to be honest it still can be!) but I'm so glad I reached out.
Therapy helped me access my inner wisdom, lean on others for help, and recreate my life so that I could be more myself in work and in relationships.
I became a therapist so I could help others do the same.
If you'd like to explore working together, the next step is to schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation to determine whether we are a good fit. It is super important to find a therapist that feels like the right person for you.
$100 for a 50 minute session
Sliding scale openings currently available
Payment by Cash, Check, American Express, Discover, Master Card, VISA.
I don't currently accept insurance but can provide you with a receipt for services that may enable you to receive reimbursement from your insurance provider.