And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais Nin
Therapy sessions are tailored specifically for you. Together we will tap your resilience and strength (even when they are hidden from you) and use them as a foundation for growth and healing. Each person's healing is unique and I love to watch it unfold in my office.
Below are a few of the reasons people come to me for therapy. Click any of the images for additional information and resources.
If you are ready to get started, contact me today.
We all experience low points in our life, but sometimes those valleys are deep and dark and unrelenting. Depression affects the way you think, feel and behave and can be very isolating. The act of committing to see a therapist is a step away from shame and isolation toward healing.
Anxiety is a normal part of life, but persistent or intense worry and fear can have consequences that impact your physical and emotional well-being. If you feel nervous or tense, can't sleep or don't know how to stop your brain from working overtime, therapy can help. There are skills I can teach you to manage stress and change thought patterns.
The death of a loved one can leave you in a state of despair. Though grief is a normal process, sometimes it's hard to see your way through the darkness. You may not realize that other types of loss can cause grief as well. Divorce or separation, loss of a job or a home, death of a pet, the loss of a friendship are other events that could initiate a grieving process. Therapy can ease your isolation and provide direction when you feel lost and alone.
Studies show that there has been a steady increase in the stress reported by teens since 2005. In 2017 teens reported more stress than any other age group surveyed. There has also been a steady increase in acute mental health diagnoses such as depression and anxiety. Therapy can help teach skills to reduce anxiety and improve mood. If you're worried about your teen give me a call.
Motherhood is hard. It is wonderful and rewarding and purpose-driven, but it's hard. Many mothers of young children report feeling like they've lost themselves and they are adrift or in a fog. Some are trying desperately not to repeat patterns from their own childhood. Others struggle with guilt and self-doubt. American women face impossible, conflicting ideals of work and home unlike any other western industrialized country. All of this combines with the very real physical and emotional demands of mothering to make this a particularly challenging time. I can help you keep your head above water and get your feet on solid ground again.
You do not have to be living in chaos or despair to seek therapy. You don't have to be recovering from childhood trauma or coming out of a bad relationship. You may just want to deepen your self-awareness and live more fully and authentically. If you want to drop the internal barriers that keep you from fully engaging with the people and world around you, therapy can help.
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are.
~ Rachel Naomi Remen
Do you have questions or are you ready to jump right in? Either way call me at 415-860-5109 or email me using the link below. I offer a free 30-minute consultation for those who need to dip their toes in slowly!
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Office located at 1060 Grant Street, Suite 1A, Benicia CA