We can pause. We can take time...
“We live in a culture that doesn’t like sorrow much. The signs of it are everywhere. Commercials ask us if we are anxious or sad, and then sell us drugs if the answer is yes. The framers of the new fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders are ready to transform bereavement into a disease.
But there’s another thing we can do. We can pause. We can take time. We can appreciate the plain fact of human sorrow…
…Sometimes in life, new things grow from things that have fallen, not away from them…Do you know about things fallen? About things irrevocably lost? I wonder if you would be willing to stop a moment to acknowledge that loss, to know its face when you see it. If you could grow something beautiful from that loss, something that could honor what has fallen, what might that be?
~ Kelly G. Wilson (The Wisdom to Know the Difference)
Because pain touches all of our lives and is usually what brings people to seek help from therapy, I am here to help you to not carry it alone, have a different relationship with pain, and ultimately, help you to live a meaningful, vibrant life amidst the pain and suffering.
Whenever you are ready and willing, I will be here waiting, to walk together with you on this journey. I welcome you, as you are, as there is no other more perfect way to be.
~ Dr. Marie de la Paz