OUR JOURNEY TO PEACE
Caring For Your Mind
As your therapist, I am choosing to stand in the gap for you. I will create space to explore how your past and present experiences influence your emotions and behaviors. I will teach you about anxiety, depression, trauma, and how your self-protective strategies keep you safe. I will encourage you to surrender to the present to experience freedom. For 45min weekly/bi-weekly, I will invite you to just "BE." No expectations, no requirements, just a sacred space for you to explore the intricacies of what makes you unique. The only requirement is to suspend self-judgment and have a willing mind. I will use the science of healing to help you care for your mind. ARE YOU READY?
Type "A" Reimagined
Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? Imagine being equally frustrated when people tell you that you need to "slow down" or that "you can't do everything?" Do you overcommit? Rarely say "no"? Have you been highly competitive for as long as you can remember? How does it feel to have a mind that never stops running? What if I told you that's not a bad thing? What if I told you that "Type-A" is the genius of your mind. How would it feel to explore a more adaptive way to live the life you have imagined with less pressure and more joy? How would it feel to create a new narrative for the perfectionist? "
So you made it. Or at least that's what you keep telling yourself. Now you are second-guessing if you have what it takes to SAVE lives. Everyone is counting on you. You cannot let your family down. What will your friends think if you don't make the cut? What else will you do? Are you as smart as you think you are? You are exhausted. You haven't slept in days. You have to study, prepare for rounds or a new rotation, and something just isn't right. You just don't feel good, and you cannot shake it. What if I told you that MOST doctors feel or have felt the EXACT same way whether they admit it or not. How would it feel to prioritize your passion and still make space for joy? What if I told you that you are already there? You just have to consider a new perspective.
Support On The Continuum
I have a secret that I am afraid to admit because it might make me...human. I am tired. I don't have all of the answers. I don't feel like talking. I am bored with the monotony of life. My identity is based on how "other-focused" I can be. Everyone seems like they have it all together. Being a mother is hard. Caring for family is hard. Being a wife is hard. Being single is hard. Being a complex woman with competing priorities is hard. Being the responsible one is tricky. Being ambitious is selfish. I am "feeling some type of way," but I don't have time to explore why because I have to keep going. I have to be dependable. I am the "go-to" person. I get it done. I show up for everyone else, except me. What if I told you that it is possible to balance strength and vulnerability? What if I gave you permission to choose you.