Psychotherapy for adults
Are you tired of never feeling "good enough"?
Do you find it hard to relax and feel satisfied with yourself and your life?
Do you have high standards and find that you are frequently disappointed in yourself and others?
Are you lonely but feel unworthy of a close, loving relationship?
Many of us living in our achievement-oriented, competitive society want to be the best we can be and have learned to motivate ourselves through harsh self-judgment and relentless self-criticism. This can manifest as stress, low self-esteem, loneliness, depression, anxiety, addictions, insomnia, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, indecision, shame, and an overall sense of dissatisfaction with life.
We are all suffering, to one degree or another. Life is hard, and at certain times in our lives it can be especially hard. Noticing you are suffering is the first step towards healing. Now that your suffering has gotten your attention, you are ready to begin the crucial work of listening to yourself, discovering what you need, and finding ways to get your needs met. Taking the step to find a therapist who can support you through this difficult time is a tremendous act of courage and self-care.
In our work together I will support you in developing a relationship with yourself based in genuine self-compassion. Self-compassion is a way of relating to yourself and all of your experiences with interest, care, and love, and is the foundation for inner peace and lasting change. Research shows that people with self-compassion live healthier, more productive lives than
those who are self-critical.
One of my primary intentions when I’m working with you is to
create a safe, nonjudgmental space for all
of you -- “the good, the bad, and the ugly,” as they say. I believe that we can
all benefit from having such a place to let down our guard, speak our truths,
and be received with compassionate understanding, particularly if we tend to be hard on ourselves.
In addition to gaining support with
whatever challenges you are facing, you may benefit from this kind of psychotherapy if you want to:
self-acceptance, self-compassion, and self-love
- Gain more
inner peace; spend less time stuck in inner conflict
- Experience more
harmony with others; spend less time stuck in outer conflict
- Better understand your values and how to structure your life in alignment
with what matters most to you
- Cultivate more
empathy towards yourself and others
- Experience more
joy and fulfillment
- Improve your
- Enjoy more
- Have more energy to enjoy life more fully.
Call (415) 820-1433 or email me to set up a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to find out how
individual therapy can help.
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"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." ~Carl Rogers
Ali Miller, MFT
(415) 820-1433 firstname.lastname@example.org
1600 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94709
Providing psychotherapy, couples counseling, women's groups and consultation in the San Francisco Bay Area
Offices near: Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, East Bay, Berkeley, Orinda, San Francisco