There’s so much more to you than you allow others to see.
Are you tired of hiding, making yourself small, and playing it safe? Are you afraid to be yourself because you don’t want to be rejected?
Do you have a hard time speaking up for yourself in relationships, so you don’t ask for what you want?
Do you have a sense of being alone in the world that is becoming a nearly constant ache?
Imagine if these words described the life you’re living:
Authentic: You feel like you’re the real you. You drop the mask and trust that who you are is enough.
Empowered: You know what you want and have the confidence to go for it.
Connected: You have the communication skills and self-awareness it takes to create and sustain meaningful, mutual relationships that nourish you.
All of this is possible for you, and I’m devoted to helping you get there. I’m here to help you reclaim your life: your relationships, your passions, your creativity, your knowing.
Here’s how it works:
You talk. I listen. I listen to what you're saying, and I listen for what's important to you. I listen with an open mind and a compassionate heart. And I tell you what I'm hearing.
I support you in listening to yourself. As you learn how to befriend your experience, your feelings become signals to your needs. As you identify and embrace your needs, you gain clarity about what direction you want to go in and what will help you get there.
Fear (including self-doubt and self-criticism) are the most common obstacles to this process, but they get to come along for the ride. This isn’t about overpowering, banishing, or defeating your fear. This is about wholeness and inner nonviolence. This is about listening to and caring for all of you.
I zoom in on where fear is getting in the way, and use compassionate curiosity to explore with you what wisdom your fear carries. This allows you to move towards all of your heart’s most tender and profound longings in an integrated way.
We’ll take the journey together. It’s a lot less scary that way.
In addition to gaining support with whatever challenges you are facing, you may benefit from this kind of psychotherapy if you want to:
- Increase self-acceptance, self-compassion, & self-trust
- 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 meaning and fulfillment
- Enjoy more satisfying relationships
- Have more energy to enjoy life more fully.
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
Call (415) 820-1433 or
email me to set up a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to find out how
individual therapy can help.
Want some instant support and inspiration? Click on the
Self-Compassion Resources tab for an abundance of free resources on
inner peace and
Ali Miller, MFT
(415) 820-1433 firstname.lastname@example.org
1600 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94709
Providing person-centered psychotherapy, couples counseling, women's groups, & NVC training and consultation
in the San Francisco Bay Area
Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, East Bay, Berkeley, Orinda, San Francisco