"People don't always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them." - author unknown
Hello and welcome! I work primarily with complex PTSD and have a subset specialization of adult children of narcissistic parents.
When I think of trauma therapy I think of Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. Like broken pottery, we may feel cracked and cut off from parts of ourselves we once knew, or are longing to know. By reconnecting these parts of ourselves and mending them together with compassion - the "gold" of our work together, we no longer have to feel perpetrated by our inner world, and instead feel at home and safe within ourselves.
If you'd like to read more about how I work, click the "read more" button below.
Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents
Children of overtly and covertly narcissistic families could not go to their parents for emotional support or comfort, and were often responsible for meeting the needs of their parents. These children were afraid to rock the boat, felt defective or inadequate, or felt they could not meet their parents expectations no matter how hard they tried and how well they listened. These children may have experienced emotional and psychological abuse such as silent treatments, gaslighting, denying and minimizing.
Young Adults and Twenty-Somethings
We spend the first 15+ years of our lives in school, often having our days scheduled for us by others. But what happens when we graduate college and this life-long career comes to an end? What happens when we suddenly have too many choices that feel overwhelming? What happens when we decide college is not for us? It is common for us to feel "stuck" as we transition from teenage years to college years to post-college adulthood.