msw, LCSW #71173
Learning to heal by listening to our bodies.
"You gain STRENGTH COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE by every experience in which you really stop and look FEAR IN THE FACE. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing THAT COMES ALONG'."
All about therapy with Alicia
Let us start with directness. Because to be honest, I can just tell it like it is sometimes. Asking for help and support from others can feel difficult, frustrating, and even shameful. Who wants to admit that they are feeling lost and trying to find their way? This guide to self-discovery is not an easy journey, and then talking to someone else about it, can be even harder. Also, how about when we get caught up in how we are "supposed" to have it all together, "by now" or when we worry about what would happen when others saw how messed up you really did feel inside?
What I will tell you is that you are feeling exactly what you should, based on the experiences that you have lived through. This is so even when the symptoms do not seem to make sense. I mean how would something that happened 20 years ago still affect me today, and what could such incident mean for me today?! Im here to tell you, that it could mean everything! During our sessions together, our goal is to learn to overcome the anxiety, depression, or any other lingering affects that traumas may have on our mind and body. We can learn to see old memories as scars as opposed of fresh, unhealed wounds, and we can learn to live mentally and physically healthy lives.