You're creative, opinionated, and self-reliant. You're curious, hungry to discover new things, and make a positive impact on the world.
You also feel intense doubts, anxieties, and self-criticism. Like, maybe one small mistake at work or at home makes you think:
"This is why I can't have nice things!"
You want to try therapy because you feel stuck in a cycle that never seems to go anywhere. Maybe you restrict food, eat too much, overexercise, or numb out. When you're hurt, you cut off from relationships and hide away from the world, feeling like no one will get it.
You exercise to punish yourself, you eat to punish yourself – you believe that the only way you'll be "good enough" is by being less... you.
This cycle is exhausting. You want it to stop.
You're tired of these old painful patterns: Feeling caught in a push-pull and distrust in relationships. Feeling beaten up by self-criticism. Feeling like you're responsible for everyone else's problems, without any way to control them.
If you've tried behavioral interventions and want something deeper, I can help. I believe that behaviors are communications by your emotions that deserve to be listened to, not suppressed. I support the deep and challenging work of helping you face your fears and shift that critical inner voice so that you have more energy for play, creativity, fulfilling relationships and work. I aim to help you find your voice, because I believe that both you and the world need your passion and your vision to come alive. Over time, you can become more aware of your feelings, needs, and desires, and feel more confident and powerful in your life.
It's time to stop hiding. Let me help you live the life you desire.
Call me at my Berkeley office, 510-594-4035, for a free phone consultation today.
"And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers.... And new ones will find you and cherish you. ... And at last you'll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” - Audre Lorde