You are capable of incredible things. You have something to contribute to this world. Oftentimes, however, the society we live in tells us we need to shed those elements - do better, be better, and “have it all together.”
So often we are caught up in the hustle of what others want for us that we reach the end of the day and feel empty. Like we tried to live out the best version of ourselves and there’s a disconnect. The drive to pursue being someone you’re not can leave you feeling lonely. And it’s the perfect storm of hiding our authentic selves.
create a space for you to connect to your here and now and to show up as you are. Together we will explore the different parts of you - the bright light shining on the outside that might not match what is going on in your own mental place, the hidden light inside of you that you’re nervous to share with the outside world, and the fear of how others may react when the authentic you starts showing up.
It’s time to build the confidence to bring your light out from hiding.
How much of your life is tangled up with what your body looks like, with what the scale reads, with what you eat? Let’s untangle your self-worth, and your sense of self from this voice in your head that echoes with unrealistic social expectations! Anyone can have an eating disorder, regardless of outward appearance, BMI, fitness level, income status, or family origin.
I utilize Family Based Treatment and Emotion Focused Family Therapy in most cases involving an eating disorder and body image distress.
The relationship between an athlete’s mind and body is both incredibly strong and a delicate balance. When you add in personal expectations, and your perceptions of coach expectations, parent expectations, and social expectations--that balanced relationship can turn into a rabbit hole of self-doubt, second guessing, and excessive risks or excessive playing it safe. If even a small part of that feels like your experience, let’s look at that and co-create a new narrative that centers you, your goals, and your confidence.
What makes an event a “trauma” versus “just a bad day” is how much it throws off someone’s ability to return to their previous normal. In trauma recovery, we don’t work back to the pre-trauma state. Nothing can do that. But we do work on integrating the trauma into your narrative and identifying what you need to empower yourself into moving forward with confidence again.
At the center of Sage Blackbird Therapy is a space for healing and building wisdom through conversation and reflection. Sage has evolved from two different Latin words - “salvia” meaning healing plant and “sapere” meaning be wise. Combining these two meanings with the impact of Blackbird by The Beatles, we arrive at the very place that allows your authentic story to be written.
Let’s find the difference between the story that others have written about you, and the story you want to write yourself. Our authenticity has so much power that we can harness and turn into something amazing!
As a therapist that specializes in eating disorders,
trauma, anxiety, and athlete mental health, I have heard
countless stories of the fear, doubt, and insecurities that
keep us from engaging in the life we envision for ourselves.
Our work will center around clarifying what the obstacles are, and empowering you to try new paths through them so you can live your story in a way that you are proud of.
As a therapist that specializes in eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and athlete mental health, I have heard countless stories of the fear, doubt, and insecurities that keep us from engaging in the life we envision for ourselves. Our work will center around clarifying what the obstacles are, and empowering you to try new paths through them so you can live your story in a way that you are proud of.
I’m a body-positive, identity-affirming therapist who believes we all need non-judgmental support while we “figure it all out.” Creating an individualized therapeutic relationship and experience is at the heart of my practice to allow you to reach your goals and have an open, accepting space to process your life stories.