judy silvan, licsw: AEDP-certified, mindfulness-based, and bioenergetic psychotherapy
Together we don't need to be afraid of the shadows...
We can move freely through the dark, or turn on the light switch. Or we can wait until sunrise. What now may seem like the shadows of shame, anxiety, aloneness, or fear can be held up to the light of our care.
Psychotherapy of body-mind and trust offers a passageway towards change, a return from 'stuckness'. Inner-trust, and trust in relationships will begin to strengthen after attachment breaches, whether early in life or through a more recent loss or break-up. You get to remember what is special about you. Your heavy heart is greeted with lightness, your yearnings are valued.
We do this through talking, laughing, and sometimes: Your tears share your powerful story, the anger in your arms or upper back comes to life, and you will learn that it is safe to reveal your dreams, loves, hopes. I also offer to work with your body's movement through these emotions.
I bring all of my genuine self to our connection, without the pretense of neutrality or distance for which therapists are typically trained. Through vibrant conversation and contemplative sharing, we make space for glimmers of epiphany and possibility. Maybe they will be found among the empty feeling in your chest, the butterflies in your belly, or the painful tightness in your throat. You will no longer feel so alone with emotions, even when you leave our session to resume your daily life.
We will mindfully engage the tiny flame inside of you---the one that never goes out, and is always available to light the path behind you, and the path in front of you. You can do this safely with the step by step help of a relaxed, very experienced psychotherapist.