“I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
Sometimes a precipitating crisis awakens us. Familiar life coordinates may have gone lost. There might be an unraveling of connection in relationship, work, or home, while usual distractions or self-care have diminished in efficacy as coping mechanisms. Other times, no cataclysmic event occurs—but instead lethargy and discouragement have gradually settled in, a loss of life appetites that is depression.
Psychotherapy listens to what has gone unheard for too long. At its heart, psychotherapy is a creative, collaborative process. It requires courage, and it rewards courage. The Jungian analyst Robert Johnson wrote that the art of therapy is not about "finding skeletons in the closet," but "finding gold in the spirit." I consider no work more valuable, and I invite you to begin this conversation. Showing up for it is a fundamentally hopeful endeavor—and if you arrive at a time when hope seems hard to find, I will carry it to light our way.