Often we lack the level of care, connection and understanding we need as children or as adults in intimate relationships. As a result, we can feel as if something is missing or we aren’t where we want to be. We struggle to find the time we need to connect with ourselves and our needs. Therapy can help create a supportive and safe space for self-discovery and healing.
Do you tend to put the needs of others first or feel guilty for taking care of yourself when you really need rest and downtime? Perhaps you are often the one who listens and takes care of others because you are highly empathetic and caring, but this leaves you feeling exhausted. It is probably difficult for you to see others suffer or go without, even if that means sacrificing your own needs. Therapy can help you prioritize your own needs.
I understand how challenging it can be to not feel at peace within yourself or relationships. Without a proper model, it can be difficult to establish healthy patterns in relationships and learn to take care of ourselves. As a result, we develop a tough inner critic and it can be tough to prioritize self-care. Therapy can help transform that inner voice to be more kind.
As someone who takes care of everyone else, you may also have a tendency to want everything to be perfect, even at your own expense. You are very impacted by your surroundings, see what is necessary to make something great and also worry about disappointing others. Therapy can help you find balance and let go of striving for perfect.
I would be honored to support you in learning to express your needs and begin to speak to yourself in a more compassionate way. Let’s work together to uncover and ease your struggles.