Going to therapy is brave

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I was reflecting this weekend on my immense gratitude to do the work I do. It’s not easy to ask for help, it takes a lot of courage to walk through the door and share your story with a person you’ve just met, and it’s sheer bravery and resilience that brings you back after a hard session or challenging week. I know this, I feel it and I am so unbelievably honored and grateful for the humans who give me the privilege of sharing space with them each week! Thank you to all who have shared their struggles, their hurts, their shame, their hopes, their successes and always their resiliency with me.

I believe that therapy is centered on my clients, their lives, their’s not “about me” AND doing this work has absolutely changed me. I often hear clients express concerns about burdening me, and while I’ll never deny there are days it’s really hard, it is also one of my greatest honors in life to share space with my clients, even on the toughest days, and it’s sheer joy to witness their transformations.

To my clients (& to those in therapy elsewhere, or have been or are considering ever being in therapy)- please know how brave and valued you are!

My clients have been my greatest teachers. They have taught me how to not only be a better therapist but how to be a kinder, more compassionate & loving human. You have taught me about bravery & you make me braver in my own life. Thank you! You are warriors.

And to any who are fearful to take that step, to make the first call- even being here and considering it is brave, it is a first step. And know that regardless of the reason you are seeking help- maybe you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, struggling with your body image or binge eating, or maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed by how to support your child whose been diagnosed with an eating disorder, maybe you’re having flashbacks or nightmares about a trauma, or maybe you just feel stuck. Whatever the reason you found this page- I’m glad you’re here. Your pain is valid, your story matters and you deserve to be heard.

If you’re interested in working with me, know I’d love to speak with you and learn more about you. I’ll honor where you are and work at your pace. I’m here if and when you’re ready.