"A story works to the degree that it grasps the hearer or reader, pulls them into its world and persuades them that they are in the reality of the story. Similarly, when a person tells a therapist their story of what has been happening in their life, they believe that they are telling the truth of their life. In other words, their story and their life… are one."
It is a common misconception that therapy is for people who are "disordered," "damaged," or in need of being "fixed." I view therapy as an opportunity for people to reacquaint themselves with their inner strengths, resiliencies, and intuitions that have been stifled by the struggles of day to day life. Therapeutic conversations enable us to explore life stories- the stories we construct about ourselves and the stories others construct about us. These stories often provide meaning to our lives; they organize the way we experience our relationships, our identity, and the possibilities our lives hold. I imagine you're seeking therapy because the stories you've been carrying are no longer working for you. Perhaps they are inviting problems of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, or overall feelings of unhappiness. We all encounter problems at one point or another, but the good news is they don't have to define us! I would love the opportunity to join you as you protest the problems, unearth your innate ability to heal and grow, and re-author a story that is more reflective of your personal hopes, values, beliefs, and goals for your life.
What's your story? Let's work together so you can begin to live out the moment-by-moment, choice-by-choice life stories that you prefer, that are more just, and that make your world more satisfying. I look forward to talking with you!
Let's talk! Call me today to set up an appointment: 661.724.6041