"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."-Anna Quindlen
I want to hear your story.
Seriously. I do. I want to hear what you love, what annoys you, what you fear, and what you dream of for yourself.
Perhaps you are here because you've been plagued by anxiety and stress, your relationships have been struggling, maybe you feel confused about your career or life choices, or maybe life has thrown you some serious whammies that are difficult to navigate.
Regardless of what "symptoms" or issues bring you here, you are a unique person with a unique story. In our work together, I do not apply a one size fits all "say these positive things and do these activities on this list". Instead we will explore your experiences, your feelings, and all of the probably conflicting parts of you. In this process you will be able to experience insight in a way that is healing, and in a way that starts making sense and feels empowering.
"So who do you see?" People pleasers, young adults, older adults, professionals, nurses, doctors, stay at home parents, over achievers, college students, adventurers, people who think "they've got every body else fooled but really they aren't as together as people think" (their words, not mine)... I don't see just one population group. For me, I don't choose clients based on how you classify yourself.
My only requirement really, is that you are curious.
I believe our experiences are opportunities for us to learn about ourselves and heal, not to judge. And when we can be curious, everything starts making sense! Giving up who we think we need to be in order to be: loved, accepted, successful, safe, etc. (you fill in the blank) allows us the freedom to be ourselves. Ironically, that often ends up getting us what we wanted in the first place...
I have been in private practice in Asheville, NC for 11 years now, and I have yet to hear a story that didn't "make sense". What I mean is, whatever your fears are about the process of counseling, or sharing what's vulnerable and personal in a way that may be judged- judgment doesn't have a place in that space. You bring what you are and how you feel and whatever that is- is okay.
I love my job because it is such an honor to essentially be a witness to someone's journey and growth. Helping individuals navigate the difficulties of life and well, being a human, is pretty incredible. Life is hard. You know that. It can be so dang awful and tragic and unexpected. It can also be beautiful and full of joy and peace and connection. It's important to work through our stuff- not so you can live in some continual state of bliss where no challenges, heartaches or mistakes ever happen- but so you can navigate it without feeling like your falling backwards. So you can face those challenges with greater ease.
|Type:||Licensed Professional Counselor|
|License State:||North Carolina|
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