judy silvan, licsw, cbt
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'. It can deepen inner-trust after attachment breaches, whether early in life or through a more recent loss or break-up. Once again, you can begin to remember what is special about you. Your heavy heart is greeted with lightness, your yearnings are valued. Your own inner knowing, traumas and strength lead us--each subtle step of the way.
We do this caring and 'holding', through talking, laughing, and sometimes: Your tears share your powerful story, the anger in your arms or upper back will become known, 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. With all of these options, we will mindfully engage with 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.
I bring all of my genuine self to our connection, without the pretense and distance for which therapists are typically trained. Through vibrant conversation and contemplative sharing, we make space for glimmers of epiphany and possibility, which lightly cover the metoeric internal changes that are ready to happen. Maybe these morsels and glimmers will be found among the empty feeling in your chest, by the butterflies in your belly, or by the painful tightness in your throat. Breathing room and curiosity offer soothing and respect towards tender emotions-- so you will no longer feel so alone with them, even when you leave our session to resume your daily life.
Imagine a blank canvas onto which you can choose to put anything you want...with the step by step care and help of a relaxed, very experienced psychotherapist.