Do you want support to explore the emotionally significant story of your life? Let's reclaim what is yours.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
Systems theory demonstrates that none of us are separate from the family, social or global environments we grow up in. If we want to feel better now, we do well to explore all of the systems that have impacted us. As a psychodynamic social worker, I do not see people as separate from any of their intersecting identities or relationships. It's crucial that you have a place where all of the things and people that have influenced you, for good and ill, can be brought into the light of day.
Do you spin at night while you are laying in your bed trying to sleep? Do you go over and over something innocuous that you said or did, or that happened to you, without being able to stop the cycle? Do you torture yourself with fears about your inadequacy? I have training in self-attack that will help you being to break the chains of anxiety that rob you. I welcome the chance to study your specific fears and concerns with the goal of decreasing and ultimately eliminating them.
Maybe you think there is not much point in trying to take better care of yourself. Maybe you have almost given up on the life you dream of. Maybe you have thought it would be better if you weren't here. These thoughts are common with people who are struggling in the desert of depression. Psychodynamic therapy can help you work on the emotional and behavioral obstacles that are keeping you from health. We will look at your story together and figure out how to improve it going forward.
Why is it so hard to feel good in our daily lives, even when nothing particularly bad is happening to us? Why do some situations fill us with dread? Why are we so hard on ourselves? Psychodynamic therapy is an unparalleled evidence-based treatment that helps us explore where our painful thoughts and feelings are coming from. It supports us to look at things we have been taught to avoid that are making us feel unwell. It leads to freedom.
No matter where we come from, all family systems are complex. Our original families play a big part in our current families. Or maybe we are having a hard time creating the partnership or family we want now because of what we have been through in life. Exploring the historical components that impact our relationships is key to increasing our healthy functioning.
Do you feel like you could use some support to get back to the gratifying part of your relationship? It's hard work being part of a couple. I welcome the opportunity to open the conversation between you and your partner so that hot topics can be navigated with safety, respect and increased insight.