We all want and deserve to feel seen; yet it is often uncomfortable for us to invite in vulnerability and allow others to see us, genuinely and authentically as we are. Sometimes, it’s even hard for us to see and accept ourselves. I believe strong therapeutic alliances and environments foster safe and brave space to explore existential questions, sit with thoughts and feelings, challenge internalized messages, societal norms, expectations and systems that cause us to feel boxed in.
Think of therapy not as a way to ‘change’ or ‘fix’ who we are, but to ‘return’ to who we are, by peeling back the layers that have formed to protect us, quieting external noise that shapes our internal dialogue and listening and returning to the beauty of who we already are. Our value is inherent; together we can re-discover and connect to our inner knowing.