Individual Therapy

“The problem is the problem, the person is not the problem.“– Michael White and David Epston

You feel stuck. You lack motivation. You want to live an authentic life. Sometimes life sucks, I get it. Maybe right now, it’s one of those times. Many people who start therapy feel trapped in a life they don’t love, living a story they didn’t write. Can you relate?  In your gut, you know you’d be happier if you made changes, but it feels safer and more comfortable to stay the same. You feel stuck. You probably feel anxious, sometimes defeated, but you definitely feel stuck.

It makes sense. There’s a connection between your “stuck-ness” and your relationships, your upbringing, your surroundings, and your public life. Maybe social media feeds stuck-ness, convincing you to compare yourself to others, minimizing your strengths. Trauma, abuse, addiction, and past relationship wounds can all impact your ability to write a new story for yourself.  Stuck-ness keeps you from getting clear on your hopes and dreams and being able to talk about them. Stuck-ness keeps you from loving the right people.

Does any of this fit?

  • You fight all the time with your partner.
  • You feel like you lack motivation to do anything.
  • You’re still feeling isolated 2-years into this pandemic and can’t seem to reconnect.
  • You feel like you are wandering through life, like something is missing or your balance is “off.”
  • You feel like there are so many things to manage and your forever growing “to do list” leaves you feeling completely overwhelmed.

If any of this is true for you, I want you to know, You’re not your problems. Even if you’re struggling, what you’re going through makes complete sense and it’s okay to ask for help.

You are the expert on your life. Let’s figure out your strengths and name what keeps you stuck.  I’ll help write a new story inspired by your values and your hopes, and help you find a renewed sense of agency that stands in the face of stuck-ness. I’ll help you see yourself separate from the problem and start moving towards your ideal life with less confusion and more confidence.

Here’s how it works

Online therapy consists of 50-minute, one-on-one sessions where you get to be you, and I get to help. I play an active role. In addition to listening, I’m going to ask questions and be curious; I’ll share thoughts when it’s helpful and encourage you to dive deeper. Here’s how it will work step-by-step:

  1. First, I’ll provide a safe, accepting space so you’ll feel comfortable sharing your struggles with me.
  2. Through hearing your story, I’ll start to get a picture of where you feel challenged and what’s keeping you stuck.
  3. We’ll focus on immediate concerns like identifying and managing difficult emotions and challenging life situations.
  4. We’re also going to work to discover what your hopes are in therapy and in life.
  5. Keeping your unique goals in mind, we’ll figure out what’s needed to help you reach them.

Let’s get started

Ready to start feeling better? Contact me for your 15-minute phone consultation so you can share what’s going on for you and we can explore how I can help.

960 E. Green Street, Suite 280
Pasadena, CA 91106
(213) 706-7849

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