Life. Changing. Therapy.
(I want me some of that, right?!)
My mission is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can't be loved as I am. --Anais Nin
I Know There is More to Life.....
But it feels like all you do is worry, work hard, think more, work harder and worry harder. You feel exhausted, lost, hopeless, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed and confused. You are in the perfect place if you want to be living a life with meaning, a life on purpose and a life filled with love.
You have found the place to land with all of your stuff; the ugly, the sad, the painful, the shameful, ALL OF YOU IS WELCOME HERE.
I founded Inner Life Psychotherapy because I believe that everyone can move through their pain and struggles and have the life that they imagine. You can transform the quiet suffering and brave face into emotional growth and joy.
I am passionate about serving all types of individuals from all over the greater Portland area including Lake Oswego, SW Portland, SE Portland and Beaverton/Tigard.
When you change your inner life, your outer world follows.
Inner Life is a place to become fully alive again, to explore the dark places and the pieces of you that have been ignored or shut down. To acknowledge and heal past hurts, to focus on you, to nurture your dreams and aspirations.
To discover and create the life you want, the life you deserve.
"The wound is where the light comes in".
Quarter-life crisis, mid-life crisis, divorce, graduating, career changes, diagnoses, marriage, beginning/ending relationships, big or small, change can suck.
In a society that tells us how to look, what to eat (and not eat), and how to feel about ourselves, how do we begin to accept ourselves exactly as we are?
Single and want to be coupled? Coupled and want more satisfaction? Co-dependant, too independent, anxious, avoidant? Relationships bring some of the biggest life challenges we face.
Your past does not have to dictate your future. But often past trauma, relationship experiences, and the compounding of daily issues can cause us to get stuck in old unhealthy patterns.
It's there, right inside. Your worth is buried under the voice that says mean, horrible things that may feel true, but just aren't. Self-understanding, self-compassion and faith in yourself is what we will seek together.