Self-Esteem + Worth
The way we speak to ourselves (internally + externally) does more than impact our mood. Our thoughts actually create pathways in our brain, and the ones we use most become the literal path of least resistance. So, if you've spent years experiencing internal dialogue questioning your worth, value, or purpose- it may feel nearly impossible to think about yourself in a different way. Yet, you are still worthy and valued and I'd love to help you reconnect with your light again.
Benefits of Self-Compassion:
Self-Compassion (which releases oxytocin) is the opposite of self-criticism (which activates our fight/ flight/ freeze response)
Self-Compassion acknowledges that being a human is inherently hard and involves suffering; it teaches us to interrupt the automatic, judgement towards ourselves and practice kindness instead
Through Self-Compassion, we can reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms, as well as increase stress resilience
How I can help:
Whether you've experienced unhealthy family dynamics, trauma, negative past relationships, or have struggled with self-acceptance- you are not doomed to feel this way forever. While we often focus on our relationships with others, I've had the privilege of helping many adults heal their relationship with themselves and would argue that it is the most important work we can do! As a fully Certified Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist (CSTS), I'd be honored to be your guide.
I believe strongly in the benefits of self-compassion and also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to work through the unhelpful thinking patterns that have been engrained and explore how they've impacted our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world we live in. We will honor the power of your past experiences and pain, acknowledging how they have shaped your self-image. And through this work, we create space for healing and growth.