Therapy has many benefits, but it also comes with many challenges. I choose to see these challenges as necessary to face for positive growth and transformation. Our time together is not about pushing or forcing our way through these difficulties, but rather to create a space for them to arise, be seen, and be moved through in time with heart-centered patience, compassion, and focus.

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BENEFITS

  • Increase self- awareness

  • Cultivate self love

  • Awaken your sense of knowing

  • Improve ability to communicate within interpersonal relationships

  • Tap into your inner wisdom

  • Space to express oneself in an honest way

  • Carved out time for YOU to work towards change and acceptance

  • Ability to explore range of emotions in a non-judgmental and safe space.

  • Increase energy and zest for life.

  • Let go of ineffective guilt/shame

  • Improve ability to cope with stressors

  • Learn ways to engage in self care

  • Learn ways to love oneself, develop self compassion, identify positive self attributes

  • Begin the process of healing from trauma

  • Stop settling and get what you want

  • Learn and practice ways to set boundaries with others.

  • Uncover your passion/calling in life is and taking steps to reach it

  • Improve sleep and decrease restlessness

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Challenges

  • Shift in dynamics in relationships

  • Recognize truth around when to let go of people and relationships that don’t serve you

  • Difficulty establishing boundaries with others

  • Can bring up painful feelings/experiences that may feel like too much at times

  • Not leaving therapy every time feeling "happy"

  • Take a look into one's internal self and ways of being in world

  • Learn about one's responsibility and role person plays in relation to others

  • Awareness of how schemas/beliefs one has learned/internalized growing up may not be congruent with self now.

  • Family/friends/partners may struggle with adapting to your changing self

  • Building trust & developing rapport with therapist

  • Prior experience in therapy that wasn't positive or not the right fit with fear to try again

  • Being assertive with your therapist of what you like and don't like in therapy.