If you’re nervous about taking the first step, let me tell you that YOU ARE WORTH dealing with temporary discomfort to move yourself towards a satisfying & joyful life. If you can’t get up the nerve to email or call, text me (I like it better, anyway) 805-242-8114 & tell me you are ready to get some support.
Trauma Recovery & Couples Counseling in Arroyo Grande
New Beginnings Therapy in San Luis Obispo County offers individual therapy, couples counseling, and trauma recovery in Arroyo Grande, California. We are now offering online therapy: Teletherapy using secure digital platforms.
In therapy I provide a non-judgmental, safe environment where I support you in regaining your life and your relationships through relief from trauma, depression, anxiety, and relational distress. I opened New Beginnings Therapy with the intention of doing what I love: Inspiring transformation, growth, self-compassion, and excitement about living and loving. These transformative changes are achieved through E.M.D.R. and trauma processing, couples therapy (I’m trained in both Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and The Gottman Method), positive psychology, mindfulness, self-compassion and self-acceptance based interventions. I specialize in working with complex trauma and intense stress, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low motivation, a lack of self-acceptance and depleted self-worth.
So many of us struggle with feeling unsatisfied, unbalanced, and in despair due to trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, and anxiety. There is nothing abnormal or shameful about struggling; suffering and struggling is part of our human experience. However, this does not have to be your life story, nor should it be. If you are seeking some serious change in your life that you can be proud of and that makes you feel more in sync with your aspirations, your values, and leads you to have more passion and motivation in life and relationships- you've come to the right place.
You probably know that you want, need, or deserve a better quality of life that includes balance, love, and joy, but you aren't sure how to make the changes necessary to achieve this on your own. Together we can promote your own inherent ability to manage and feel more in control of your emotions so that you can stop letting the past or current stressors have so much power over your present, and bring back balance and passion into your life.
Therapists at New Beginnings’ offer a safe space for LBTQIA+ folx. We can’t wait to meet you.
A NOTE TO MY IDEAL CLIENTS:
If you’re reading this, I want you to know that we are meant to work together (and I’m so glad you’re here) if you are in one of the following categories:
1.) The Frustrated Adult who can’t get out of the vicious cycle of feeling stuck in an unfulfilling, negative thinking and living pattern. You are fed up with continuing to hold yourself back from improving your life. Your mind gets in your way of believing you can create a more fulfilling and satisfying existence, and your behavior matches that annoying cycle of wishing things could be different, but never fully committing to changing. You are stuck in a cycle of negative, self-sabotaging thinking patterns that lead to shame, sadness, and feeling uninspired in life. Let’s get you out of that cycle, change your thinking patterns, and match your behavior to your desires- no need to wait any longer to stop feeling miserable.
Or, 2.) The Couple who loves each other and wants to finally ACT like they love each other, and stop the awful cycle they’ve been stuck in for years. An endless feedback loop of the same infuriating fights and seemingly hopeless & tiring perpetual problems keep invading your love and joy. You are committed to one another and love your partner, or really WANT to love them again. You are exhausted and SO irritated and disheartened by the perpetual loop of disagreements that make you feel despair and powerlessness as a couple. When you’re arguing or tense, you are flooded with the same awful emotions you always are when you get in this pattern with your partner, and when you’re not fighting you can’t figure out what will make it not happen again. Life’s too short to not enjoy the one person you are committing to spend your life with, let’s get it under control and get you feeling like friends and lovers again (or for the first time).