Providing In-Office sessions in Austin’s Westlake area and Virtual sessions for Texas and Louisiana
- Family of Origin Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Guilt and Shame
- Recovery from Addiction
- LGBTQAI Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Trauma Recovery
I help middle age and older adults struggling with tough transitions find inner freedom and healing without compromising their integrity or being told what they need to change.
My clients struggle as you do. Despite having a bunch of accomplishments under their belts, having people in their lives who dearly love them, and knowing what it’s like to be in control, life gets hard.
When they first come in something has impacted them in a way that has them feeling out of control, maybe in a way they have not experience before; a profound loss, a betrayal, the realization of a mental health or addiction issue, an identity crisis. They feel that life has become so tenuous, so uncertain. They question whether they have what it takes to get through. The self-doubt takes root and the inner critic, who has always been there, seems more powerful than ever.
They find themselves avoiding parts of their lives that once felt satisfying and purposeful. They struggle with anxiety, depression and feelings of hopelessness, even though they may have at one time been able to beat back such problems with a strong faith, or previous therapy or sources of inspiration. They may believe something is really wrong with them as they notice the resilience they’ve had before just doesn’t seem to be available in the face of their current challenges.
Their fear, anxiety and despair get in the way of the life they want in so many ways. They aren’t the kind of friend, partner, parent/grandparent, they want to be. They feel like they are failing others and themselves. And their confidence in work, retirement or volunteer activities is tanking.
Before they came to see me they thought they should be able to fix their problems on their own. They worried that no one else could understand their pain and that they would be judged for the ways they have resorted to coping. And they were pretty certain that their problems must pale in comparison to others, so they should just be grateful and get over it. The inner conflict is overwhelming.
Like my clients, you deserve to face the challenges of life with confidence, courage and self-compassion. Relief and inner freedom are not out of your reach. We can’t always change what’s happening, or what will happen, but we can address the impact and degree to which we are burdened by it.
If you would like to move into the next phase of your life with clarity, purpose and meaning, I’d love to help you get there.
Let’s connect. You don’t have to suffer. I can help.