Self-esteem?? What’s that?? (You’re pretty sure yours is basically non-existent.) You’re constantly comparing yourself to others, and you admit that you hold yourself to impossible standards. “Constructive criticism” brings you to tears….but compliments also make you incredibly uncomfortable. You tend to cover all that up by making self-deprecating jokes or finding other ways to make light of your “travesty of a life.”
Every morning you struggle to get out of bed (you generally don’t sleep well) and then you reeeeally have to psych yourself up to go to work. Once you’re there, you lack motivation to work on anything and it’s hard to concentrate. Some days it feels like it takes everything you have just to engage with customers or clients. You’re constantly feeling overwhelmed, and you’re afraid of having some kind of outburst or breaking down in front of your coworkers.
Social situations are anxiety-provoking and exhausting. You care a lot about what other people think, and you try to be nice and not upset anyone (you hate conflict), but you still end up laying in bed at night analyzing different interactions you had over the course of the day and feeling worried you said the wrong thing or feeling embarrassed about the way you answered that one question.
It feels like your anxiety or depression rules your entire life. Your emotions feel completely unmanageable but you’re at a loss, not understanding what the hell is even happening or where things went so wrong.
You’re just going through the motions, trying to “push through it” but feeling more and more defeated because you don’t know what you need to change or don’t think you’d be able to do whatever it is even if you did know.
.You’re just so tired. Tired of constantly fighting a war inside your head - because even if one part of you wins, another part of you loses.
Thinking about the future fills you with either dread or resignation. You’re not sure how much longer you can take living like this.
What if your life could look different?
What if you could wake up each morning (feeling rested) and feel excited about the day ahead of you instead of dreading it?
What if you could feel motivated again? Have clearer goals for your life - your career, your finances, your relationships - and actually have the confidence to work towards those goals?
What if you could feel lighter, no longer weighed down by insecurity and guilt, and could feel more at peace with being exactly who you are?
All of this is possible... you don't have to remain stuck where you're at.
Your past does not have to define your future.
Anxiety and Depression are sometimes "catchall" terms used to describe a variety of symptoms stemming back to impactful, or even traumatic, experiences from our past.
• Major depression
• Seasonal depression
• Generalized anxiety
• Social anxiety
• Panic attacks
• Flashbacks and Nightmares
• Childhood abuse or neglect
• Emotionally unavailable parents
• Divorced parents
• Loss of a parent
• Childhood bullying
• Sexual assault/rape
• Abusive ex-partner
• Traumatic accidents and injuries
• Spiritual abuse
• Conflict with Partner
If you’re ready, then I am confident that together we can heal the root of your anxiety and depression. Using IFS-Informed EMDR, I will help you to process past experiences that have had a lasting impact on you, rewiring the parts of your brain that are stuck, so you can live your best life as your best self.