Caring for you, just as you are.
Is it Anxiety and Grief or is it that we live in a world not designed for your needs? As you may have suspected, the answer is both.
Anger, sadness, fear, that churning pit in the depths of your stomach: let's not discount that as some from-nowhere illness. Anxiety, grief, depression, trauma are fed by a culture of oppression. Here we work with your challenges in context.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) from a Feminist Perspective online across Virginia and in-person in the Charlottesville office
Helping Women and Nonbinary Adults own their experience to fully show up where ever the f*ck they want.
Do any of the following resonate with you?
You catch yourself putting the others' comfort before your own truth.
You are tired of feeling undermined in your knowledge and perspective.
You want to feel safe taking up space as your very-own you.
Despite all your efforts, you sometimes feel powerless.
You get stuck; sucked into a spiral of thoughts or doom-scrolling online.
If these sound true for you, I want you to know that you are not alone. Your struggles are real and valid, but the context also matters. As human beings we all start with individual vulnerabilities. When we live in a patriarchal culture of violence intentional self-nurturing is indeed a revolutionary act. Through our work together you can find the courage to choose for yourself how you want to come to the table and scrap the story that you must struggle alone.
Is feminist therapy right for you? When we begin working together clients often say that fear is a barrier that keeps them out of spaces and conversations they want to be in. It stops you from sharing both your brilliance and your hurts, stealing your power and your vulnerability. That impact is huge. If this is true for you, you would likely benefit from empowering, inclusive, feminist therapy.
Caring for myself is not self indulgence, it is self preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.
Therapy Can Help You Gain The Courage To Be Your True Self
It’s possible to feel better.
Imagine a life where you could...
Feel confident in your integrity.
Stop letting internalized garbage get in the way of your dreams.
Give yourself permission to pause in an "always-on" world.
Set clear boundaries; empowered to give yourself what you need.
Find connections that promote trust and vulnerability.
Find the Freedom to Be Yourself
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) from a Feminist perspective validates your experience while working with you to untangle from the trap of anxious thoughts so that you can use your voice and show up in your life.
You will find fresh perspective to discover ways to cope with the difficult stuff.
Even if you are not usually comfortable opening up to people, ACT from a Feminist perspective may be able to help.
How Feminist Therapy Works
Therapy for anxiety consists of weekly 50 or 75-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you move you through your obstacles to a meaningful life with YOU in it. In addition to listening, I will share what the science tells us about what's going on for you and balance compassion with challenge to hold you accountable to your chosen direction. While this is your work, as your therapist/collaborator I play an active role. Here’s how it will work step-by-step:
Research shows that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can alleviate your struggle with thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back.
Let’s Get Started Today
Ready to start feeling better? If you feel like they are going round in circles, repeating negative emotions, ACT from a Feminist Perspective could help.
Start now and learn to manage those anxious feelings, overcome your obstacles, and start taking up space. During your free online consultation you'll begin to get a sense of how I can help and we can discuss next steps.
Connect Today for your free online consultation from the Contact page.