Complicated grief is the kind that sticks around and impacts how safe you feel in new relationships. It can make you feel on edge and afraid that the rug will get pulled out from under you, and any new losses can feel like they're reopening old wounds. Having experienced the loss of a loved one can also make you more attuned to grief and tragedy in the world outside. This can feel intense and hard to navigate without the support of therapy.
Self-Criticism and Anxiety
Have you ever felt like you've tried to think of every possible scenario, but things still don't go the way you want them to? Do you feel dread in the pit of your stomach when you attend a social function and you don't know anyone there? Do you feel bored with people's conversations, or like you just don't know how to relate? Do you beat yourself up inside? It's not easy to learn to be kinder to yourself, but it is possible over time and with trusting relationships.
Being a 'Parentified Child'
Do you feel you've had to grow up too fast? Maybe you felt like you've had to parent your parents, be your parent's confidant, your parent was an alcoholic or had an untreated mental illness, or you were the eldest child and had to take care of your siblings. Maybe today you're really good at taking care of everyone but yourself. Maybe it's hard to find intimacy in your relationships, or you feel walled off from your own needs. You don't have to do this alone.
Creative blocks happen for a number of reasons, and can feel incredibly frustrating and deadening. Together we can explore what feels missing from your spark, and how to reignite your creative fire.