From a distance, Maddy’s life looks just right. She excelled in school, has a good job, outside interests, and owns her own home. She loves her dog, her neighborhood, and feels lucky to have friends. She prides herself on her ability to keep it together and stores all her bad thoughts and feelings in a box
One day the box bursts! Maddy experienced a tsunami of sensations, thoughts, and feelings. Some days she feels anxious and hyper, and other days numb. She can go to work, but she’s terrified of losing it in front of coworkers.
Talking to friends and family isn’t helping, because she doesn’t really know why she is so unhappy. She feels like a fraud.
Maddy saw a therapist when she was younger, but is not sure it helped. But she knows that talking with her friends and family isn’t enough. If she is going to regain her footing and begin to make sense of her experience, she is going to need professional help.
Stepping into the Work
So, Maddy took a deep breath and stepped into therapy which helped her sort through what was hidden in that box. With patience and courage, she learned to reconnect with and heal the parts of her that were hurt, disappointed, neglected, and abandoned.
Maddy learned how her body responds to stress and developed new ways to take care of herself. She learned that being fully herself – with the parts she likes and doesn’t like -allows her to recognize risk and embrace opportunity.
Maddy feels connected – to herself and to the world. In some ways, Maddy feels like she’s now meeting the world with a strong sense of who she is and what she wants.
Today Maddy can say out loud with conviction – “I am proud of the woman I am and the woman I am becoming.”
“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”
– George Eliot
Is today the day you choose to heal and grow?
If you are reading this, there is a part of you that wants to heal and grow, that wants to change and get stronger.
There may also be a part of you that is afraid to start and may even think it’s too late. I know – from sitting with people feeling just like that – that you can do this, too. You can because you will not be alone.
I invite you to explore this website. Learn more about how we can work together. When you are ready, take a deep breath and call, email or text me. I can help.