your nervous system focuses on defending you
My approach is to get you access to as much of your brain as we possibly can. When agitation, uncertainty, anxiety or fear are present, your brain focuses on defending you and blocks access to functions like learning, perspective-taking, curiosity and resourcefulness. I think of these as the luxurious brain functions which we know you need to thrive, but which you can’t access if feeling a lot of worry, shame, grief, or despair.
My aim in therapy is to help you access a grounded, nourishing connection to yourself, the world and others to free up your brain’s bandwidth. From this place mood tends to lift, thinking tends to clear, and it becomes much easier to choose and change the patterns of life.