ouldn’t it be nice to have a road map to figuring out this thing we call life? A map to navigate LA, the perfect career, the perfect relationship, and on top of it, feel happy. Achieving these goals alone isn’t easy, you fall and fall but can someone help you to learn how to get back up? This feels isolating, lonely anxiety provoking, challenging, and frustrating.
You aren’t alone!
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.– Sigmund Freud
I believe the majority of our work is within the relationship you and I build together. You want a therapist you can trust, work this process with, and be your guiding support. My work will provide you the space you need while also challenging and directing you where to go. I often tell clients; you aren’t doing this alone anymore. You now have someone on your team fighting with you!
Working with Millennials
Growing up a millennial means many things to many different people. However, society as a whole has defined our generation in a few distinct ways. I’m sure you’ve heard them all before. Entitled, impulsive, image obsessed, financially illiterate and so on. It could easily be argued that millennials, unlike any generation that has come before, face scrutiny at unprecedented levels. Feelings of being misunderstood, unrecognized, and unappreciated permeate the psyche of us all.
With societal pressures and expectations mounting, handling all of the anxiety has become overwhelming for you. I’ve lived this life, I’ve worked through these things, and together we will figure out how you can concur them too.
Your feelings of self-worth and purpose are all too often derived and defined by others.
“Why can’t you be like your parents, settled down, be financially stable?”.
Has anyone stopped to ask you what your definition of success is? What does happiness and prosperity mean to you?
Silencing the noise and defining personal triumph is key to overcoming societal pressures and managing the anxiety you feel from within. Even though things aren’t easy or perfect or ideal, we’ll create the space for you to be able to take solace in achieving the small victories.
Stop asking what success looks like to them and focus on what it looks like to you.
Ever find yourself working increasingly hard, achieving what most would define as marketable success, yet feeling like a complete fraud? Chalk up that promotion to good luck, great timing, or a lack of other qualified candidates? While many don’t talk about it openly, I promise you aren’t alone. That sinking, constant feeling of inadequacy, and the pure disregard for the professional achievements, accolades, and honors you’ve legitimately earned can be rightfully defined as “Imposter Syndrome.”
No matter how much success comes your way, there’s always that sense of falsehood. A sense of not belonging or not deserving despite the positive reinforcement you may receive from superiors and peers. The pressure continues to mount.
“Am I working hard enough? Long enough? What could I possibly be missing?”.
I know what it’s like to work extremely hard, to hustle and to combat constant societal pressures, to reach “success”, but still feel like you’re not quite there. Often trying to convince yourself that this is what success looks like and to get on board!
You grew up in an environment where you and everyone on your team got orange slices and trophies just for showing up. And somewhere deep inside you knew that you didn’t deserve that trophy. So no wonder now, 10 or 15 years later, there are times where you still doubt the accolades, promotions, and achievements that you get today. Therapy to overcome imposter syndrome is about understanding what you deserve and the fact that you do deserve.
Anxiety is interfering with your life
Anxiety takes many forms. But at its core, it’s the debilitating feeling brought on by lack of control and future uncertainty. You often surrender to the pressures and expectations of others, attempting to follow a certain path you’ve been conditioned to chase since birth. These obstacles have formed roadblocks in your mind. If you feel like you haven’t lived up to the standards others place upon you, pressures mount, and your confidence wains.
While the expectations of those who’ve come before you certainly play a role in shaping your world view, technology and media consumption have shifted your perspective immensely. We now live in a world of instant gratification and immediate validation. Social media and the 24-hour news cycle have left you void of quiet, peace and calm. Emotional and psychological distractions leave you incapable of true self-reflection.
It’s time for you to break through the clutter and the noise and find your inner voice assuring you that everything is going to be alright!
Call (888) 494-7788 now for a free phone consultation.