Therapy for creatives and couples who want more authenticity and connection in their lives.

YOU GREW UP IN A CONSERVATIVE CULTURE THAT PREVENTED YOU FROM EXPRESSING YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF. MAYBE YOU WERE PART OF A RELIGIOUS GROUP WHO CARED MORE ABOUT CONTROLLING YOUR BEHAVIOR THAN teaching love and compassion. OR MAYBE YOU HAD A PARENT WHO MADE THINGS ALL ABOUT THEM, ALL THE TIME, AND YOU HAD TO WALK ON EGGSHELLS.

 

YOU WERE TOLD WHAT TO THINK OR FEEL- IT WASN'T SAFE TO EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH.  YOU INTERNALIZED a SENSE OF SELF-DOUBT, FEAR AND SHAME.

 

ALL OF THIS IMPACTS HOW YOU SHOW UP IN YOUR LIFE AND IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS. YOU MAY BE EXTRA SENSITIVE TO REJECTION, OR EASILY GET DEFENSIVE. LITTLE DISAGREEMENTS WITH YOUR PARTNER CAN RUIN YOUR WHOLE NIGHT.

 

You've faced other troubles too, because none of us can avoid them. You've dealt with work stress, loss of loved ones, conflict with old friends. Stresses layer on top of stresses so much that you don't even realize how tired you are.

 

It's time to grieve and move on, but you're not sure where to start. You need space to tell your story, to be seen and understood. Therapy can help, whether you're healing from religious trauma, other traumas, grief and loss, or just the existential angst of being a person in a crazy world.

 

Therapy can also help you strengthen your relationships. You can learn practical skills for conflict resolution, compromise and emotional communication that can transform relationships from "at odds" to close and connected.

It takes work, but if you're willing, you can deepen your relationships with yourself and others and start showing up fully in your life.

Are you ready to take responsibility for your life, and become who you were meant to be?

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Overcome anxiety and self-doubt, heal from broken relationships or trauma in your past, learn how to bring your best self to relationships, and become who you truly are.

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Heal from past trauma or affairs, learn how to communicate effectively and compromise, deepen your emotional intimacy and rediscover why you chose each other.

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Learn more about training, speaking, and clinical consultation in couples therapy and religious trauma as well as coaching for private practice development.

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Support and consultation for family and friends of those who have joined or recently left high-control groups.

Susanna

hi, i'm susanna

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I’m a therapist + musician who loves working with people on their journeys to healthier relationships and becoming their most authentic selves. Trees, books, stringed instruments and meditating outside make me really happy.

In our work together, I want to help you tap into your own creativity and inner wisdom while also helping you develop skills to live a purposeful life, strengthen your relationships, and reach your goals as a couple or an individual.

I value working with clients from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. My practice is LGBTQI affirming and anti-racist. Puedo hablar contigo un poco de español, pero no puedo hablar con fluencia.

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10 Signs you Have Religious Trauma

(or have survived spiritual abuse, a cult, or high-control group)

Religious trauma is the pain that's caused by experiencing groups or individuals who abuse their power in a religious context in order to gain power and control instead of create more love in the world. Whether you grew up in an authoritarian group or joined as an adult, you may be experiencing the effects of religious trauma.

This free list will help you understand signs and symptoms of religious trauma.

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