Therapy can be many wonderful things. It’s at least a weekly gift you give to yourself! I believe there’s profound healing potential in designating a consistent space for one to explore oneself with the gentle facilitation of a trained therapist. Sometimes certain internal sensations and emotions require the silence and patience that a therapy session offers to be able to emerge and be processed and then integrated. Therapy can be a powerful tool to assist one to know oneself more fully and deeply.
As a somatic psychotherapist, I am inspired by psychodynamic perspectives with emphasis on intersubjective and relational therapies. I facilitate my clients’ self-discovery by inviting attention to felt sensations, associated memories, and intuitions. Our bodies hold a world of knowledge, and the therapeutic process is often one of recovering a fluency of our own body’s language so that we can integrate its clever messages. Embodiment allows our psyches to become less of a mystery to us. Holding curiosity allows us to tune into our emotional and psychological needs and how to meet them.
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”