You are always the strong woman for others, the one who is great at helping people through all kinds of difficult situations. Yet in your own life you struggle with self esteem, and fulfilling your own dreams. You tend to prioritize other’s needs rather than your own. There is an inner critic in your head telling you that you are not good enough. You put up with abuse from at least one person in your life who berates you, manipulates you, and tells you that you are worthless. But you make excuses for their behavior, because you know that it comes out of their own pain, and they don’t really mean it. Despite your many successes in life you lack confidence, and feel incompetent. You are overwhelmed with anxiety and depression. There is anger welling up inside of you, but you swallow it down. You can’t wait to get home at the end of the day to your glass of wine, a few tokes of weed, your chocolate, or all of the above. You wonder if you will be on this treadmill forever. Sometimes you want to curl up in the fetal position and never get up. Sometimes you feel like a complete fraud. Sometimes you wonder if you are going crazy!
I specialize in helping women who are superwomen at helping others don their cape for themselves, so they can transform into the confident and dynamic person they would like to be. I will work with you on exploring childhood patterns that have contributed to your current relationship issues. Together we will look at whether there are ways to improve your destructive relationships, or whether it is time to end them. You will learn how to set limits, and say no to others; talk back to your inner critic; learn to acknowledge your strengths; identify and achieve your own goals; and use mindfulness to slow down and smell the roses. Over the years clients have told me that they appreciate my relaxed style, and that I am easy to talk to. I believe that there is room for laughter in therapy as well as tears. My name is Marie and I can help you learn to show up for yourself as well as others. It’s time to harness your strengths, and be your own superwoman. Please call me for a free 15 minute phone consultation at 707-210-4418.