Creativity in a Healing Environment:
Psychotherapy in San Francisco
Connect creative expression with valuable insight & catharsis.
In our busy lives, we often overlook and even forget our own needs and wants. Over time this leads to feelings of exhaustion, pain, deprivation, scarcity, sadness, anger, loneliness and more. Psychotherapy is time set apart in order to slow down and check-in with yourself and your life. This process helps you to have a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings, sensations, desires, physical body and spiritual experiences, which ultimately empowers the ability to direct your life with healthy decision-making.
We all need time to play, dream, imagine and explore. Adolescence and adulthood can strip us of the permission to be creative and imaginative because it is 'childlike'. Many respond to this by disconnecting from their playful, creative and imaginative parts. In my psychotherapy practice, I offer a creative and healing therapeutic space where 'talk' therapy and creative, expressive therapy meet. Using mindfulness and creativity, I help clients develop their ability to be self-reflective so that they can respond to life with greater flexibility and self-trust.
In my practice, clients are encouraged to be in the present moment (mindfulness) with as much non-judgement and curiosity as is possible. This takes practice and patience and builds internal resilience. Working creatively and therapeutically can relieve symptoms related to stress, anxiety and depression. Individual therapy is a collaborative space. Using my clinical and creative eye, clients are supported as they achieve personal goals and find greater peace, satisfaction and relief. A couple or two-individuals coming to therapy together may include those in a romantic relationship, as well as two friends, family members, co-workers, etc.
Benefits of Therapy:
Decrease stress and anxiety
Experience a stronger sense of self
Create and maintain healthy boundaries
Develop better coping strategies
Practice assertive communication style
Experience a felt sense of support and care
Nourish effective problem solving and coping
Experience changes that lead to greater wellness
Develop increased self-confidence
Increase compassion for self and others
Value connection and sharing