It was this struggle that led me to my first encounter with therapy. Having spent years of my younger life studying spiritual teachings and self-help books, I didn’t really think counseling could offer any new perspective. I thought I could figure things out on my own. Some part of me felt that going to therapy was like admitting there was something wrong with me. But at some point the pain became too unbearable and I decided to give it a try.
Nothing could have prepared me for the change I was about to go through.
I began to learn about myself in a whole new way. Over many months, therapy revealed the complexity of my inner world and my blocks in relating to others. I made contact with vulnerable and wounded parts of me that desperately needed attention.
While I was learning about myself I was also falling in love with the process of therapy. I think a part of me always knew I was supposed to do this kind of work, but I had not imagined that it could become a reality. I had always been a student of personal transformation. Therapy gave me a vehicle to do that in a much bigger way.
My initial therapy changed the course of my life and opened up a world of possibilities. There was so much more to learn! From that point on, I became deeply immersed in personal and interpersonal work, including groups, individual therapy, and graduate school. My own experiences in personal transformation are some of my greatest gifts in working with others.
I love this process from both sides and really want to help you find what you are looking for.
When I look back on that period of suffering and struggle I am actually grateful that it happened, because forced me to evolve and grow. Without all of that pain I would not be where I am today