Sometimes we need someone to hold space for us. Sometimes we need someone to be real with us. Sometimes we need to understand and trust the process. Sometimes we need to gain knowledge about biological and psychological processes. Sometimes we just get completely lost along the path of life.
Everyone gets stuck on the journey of life at different points in time and seeks various types of guidance for their struggles. I have the utmost respect for the individual journey. Watching individuals grow and face challenges in an incredibly humbling process. Symptoms always serve a purpose that allows the individual to cope the best they know how at that point in their life.
Part of the human experience is moving through stages of stress, grief/loss, traumatic events, family development, human development, careers, marriage, parenting and other life transitions. We are born to live, and in living things happen. We grow, develop, and change in our mind, body and spirit as these things happen. Some of these changes we understand and navigate with simplicity, balance, and ease. Other changes prove to be more difficult to navigate.
In individual therapy, you will explore your personal story of existence. You will explore the journey that has gotten you to the point you find yourself in at this very moment. You and your therapist will work together to develop new perspectives and new ways of coping through your present challenges.
"I don't want you to save me. I want you to stand by my side as I save myself."