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Individual Therapy.

Together, we can get to know all the parts of you – the bold parts, the hurt parts, the protective parts, the peaceful parts. Your parts make up a story, a way of living. Accessing these parts often leads to increased self-compassion and understanding.

The key to managing emotions doesn’t always lie in understanding where they come from, although this can be helpful. Sometimes it is gaining the confidence to tolerate them, to trust that they will not un-do you. We will work together to explore the feelings that have been coming up for you – to gain compassion towards them, feel them, and explore how your nervous system (and emotional system) was built throughout your life.

While I tailor our sessions to each individual, I find that Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a model that is flexible and relatable to most. IFS sees the different parts that make you up as an individual. For example…

  • Part of me loves being a mom more than anything, but part of me is begging for a break.

  • I feel so confident at work and home, but when I see my parents, I just shrink back and feel like a kid again.

Together, we can get to know all the parts of you – the bold parts, the hurt parts, the protective parts, the peaceful parts. Your parts make up a story, a way of living. Accessing these parts often leads to increased self-compassion and understanding.

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Therapy for Moms.

Many of us are caught off guard by the intensity of motherhood and all that is brought to the surface; we may not have the tools or confidence to sit in the emotions as they come – maybe they run the show or maybe they get pushed away.

My longtime passion around fertility, birth and motherhood has led me to seek opportunities to support women through this complex time. The process of becoming a mother often uproots our own childhood experiences, wounds and desires. It is a refining process that encourages us to turn inward as we bond with and raise our children.

Many of us are caught off guard by the intensity of motherhood and all that is brought to the surface; we may not have the tools or confidence to sit in the emotions as they come – maybe they run the show or maybe they get pushed away.

I have worked with mothers who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, bipolar disorder and many other challenges. While I may have experience working with this population, one truth stands out: you are an individual and bring unique experiences to motherhood. I hold deep respect for you and your personal experience. My hope is to help you find balance - so that you may find healing and joy in this new chapter of your life and confidence in the parent you are.

FAQs

Do you only work with moms?
Definitely not! While maternal mental health is my niche, I love working with individuals in all stages of life! 

Where is your office located?
Right now, I exclusively offer telehealth services. I can provide therapy to anyone living in Ga or Fl.

How do I get started?
Reach out to me to schedule a free 15 minute consultation! We will discuss what you are looking for and I can answer any questions you may have to help you decide if I am a good fit. You can email me at TSMtherapy@gmail.com to set up a consultation. 

How long does a session last?
Individual therapy sessions last 50-60 minutes.

What will happen in our first session?
Our first 1-2 sessions will be spent getting to know each other. We will talk about what is currently going on in your life, any symptoms you are experiencing and what you want to accomplish. I also like to "go back" to your childhood, to understand how you grew up and what made you who you are today.


How long should I go to therapy for?
This is a difficult question to answer, but here are my thoughts... some people come to therapy to work through a specific challenge or life event. If you have a clear mission, then we can work together until you feel the mission is accomplished. Some people come to therapy with a broader goal of deepening self-understanding or to make a more fundamental change in their daily life. This type of work is on-going and may wax and wane. We will work together for as long as you want, often changing the frequency of our sessions. 


Since we are doing telehealth, can I have my child with me during our session?
I protect your session time just for you - I would love for you to do the same! I ask that children crawling and beyond have a designated caretaker during sessions. Infants are welcome to join the session, if that is your preference. I kindly ask that other distractions and multitasking is limited so we can focus on our work together.