Radical acceptance leads to radical change. I can help you accept yourself as you are and heal from trauma and other emotional distress.
Mental Health Counselor in Cambridge, MA
If you are a survivor of trauma, we can work together to help you heal. What you experienced is not your fault, even though most trauma survivors blame themselves. Trauma therapy with me goes through three basic stages: (1) Establishing support, safety, stability, and self-care. (2) Exploring emotions and memories of the trauma. (3) Reconnecting with the world, healing, and moving on. Healing is possible. You can feel better with some help.
As a feminist therapist, I strive for therapy relationships that are as egalitarian as possible while still acknowledging power differences inherent in therapy. We will pay attention to your unique identity while working to understand how oppression you have experienced has affected your thoughts, feelings and ideas about yourself. Feminist therapy is for everyone -- people of any gender, race, sexual orientation, age, or religion.
Gestalt therapy is a relational kind of therapy that focuses on your life here and now. It emphasizes your strengths and accepting yourself the way you are. Gestalt therapy is also creative, helping you to work on your issues via different kinds of experiments. Gestalt therapy with me is lively, interactive and engaging. We will focus on options more than obstacles, the present more than the past, and strengths more than weaknesses.
Your responses to trauma are normal reactions to abnormal events. Together, we can identify your trauma responses, improve your ability to cope with them, and figure out how you can move on with your life. I will help you to heal at your own pace from the pain or abuse you experienced.
There is danger in being yourself if you defy others’ expectations of you, especially if you are queer, LGBT, non-binary, or polyamorous. Together, we will create a vibrant, proud life for you based on love for yourself. Whether you are coming out, exploring gender affirmation, or wanting support for your non-monogamous relationships, I can support you and help you grow into the person you want to be.
Our society encourages us to feel bad about our bodies. As a fat woman, I know how difficult self-acceptance can be. Together, we will find ways for you to accept yourself as you are. I will encourage you to focus on what your body can do instead of what it “should” look like. I will support you in pursuing better health at any size while feeling happier in your own skin.
Our society encourages us to feel bad about our bodies. Together, we will find ways for you to accept yourself as you are. I will encourage you to focus on what your body can do instead of what it “should” look like. I will support you in pursuing better health at any size while feeling happier in your own skin.