I don't want to feel this way anymore
Therapy usually finds you at the bottom of something. Sometimes anxiety becomes so overwhelming and persistent that it feels like it's taking over. Sadness, grief, and depression can feel so heavy and unmanageable that simple tasks become difficult. The pain might be related to a recent stressful event like heartbreak or the death of someone close to you, or perhaps it is less acute but feels endless. Psychic pain is confusing and difficult to understand. It creates an atmosphere of dread, loneliness, fear, and frustration. Relationships become conflict- ridden or devoid of real feeling. Therapy helps you make sense of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that hurt but nonetheless persist.
How therapy can help
A good therapeutic relationship can change your life. A depth psychotherapist is trained to listen deeply and in a particular way- they pay attention to subtleties, patterns, and symbolism. The therapist listens for what’s being said and left unsaid. They help you make contact with the part of your experience that's outside your awareness- 'making the unconscious conscious,' as it's sometimes called. We form defensive strategies around our past hurts and traumas, and these behaviors that kept us safe in the past are preventing us from having a full, healthy, and dynamic life. The therapist helps you uncover this unconscious material in a compassionate, non- judgemental way.
Healing occurs when we feel safe and known. A good therapist will honor your pacing and become a trusted, dependable place for you to land and return to yourself each week.