I’ve volunteered for years as an End-of-Life Doula. I would visit people who were terminally ill and isolated and form a relationship with them shepherding them to their deaths. I did this both in palliative care at hospitals and at individual people’s homes. My experience gained over the years has facilitated a deep understanding of existential problems and concerns. But also on how to ease unbearable anxieties and pain, both physical and psychic.
I work with people on a wide range of issues. The following are a few of my specialties (this list is not all-inclusive):
Sexual Fear or Addiction
Existential Crisis or Transition
If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?
Your experience in therapy would be unique and special between you and me. I cannot predict how it will go. What I can tell you is that it’s a deeply moving and meaningful process that is often riddled with doubts and worries and fears.
If you’re considering going to therapy, then there’s probably a splinter on your side that you’re wanting to address and why not give it a shot! You know, just as much as we want to change, even the simplest, most positive change can be hard, disruptive, challenging. As much as we might not like how things are, we are familiar with how they are, and change necessarily implies venturing forth into new territory. We often underestimate how threatening this can be - and how it can lead us to be attached to our troublesome patterns and behaviors, even as we want desperately to change them. There’s a seesaw feeling that happens throughout the entire course of therapy.
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