Therapy for the Perfectionists, High Achievers, and Dark and Twisties.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bakersfield, CA
You constantly feel the pressure. You carry the weight of all the problems: work, family, friends, you name it. You are great at keeping all of these things in, but on the inside you are constantly worried and stressed that you are going to let people down or embarrass yourself. It feels like you are not allowed to make mistakes. Your standards are high and it’s hard for you to experience joy because it never feels enough. We will address your high expectations to make space for compassion.
It can be pretty terrifying to have suicidal thoughts, regardless if you are someone who have had these thoughts throughout life or if they have recently popped up. The stigma around it make it difficult to talk to open up, because often times it feels like they don’t get it. They dismiss the hopelessness you feel or they want you to go to the hospital. I have been involved with suicide prevention since 2010 and want to make space for you to share these dark thoughts while maintaining safety.