Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, MS, NCC -
We hide parts of who we are away because the world has told us we are “too much”, which is weird because we may not even feel good enough. It’s easier to be who others need or want us to be, rather than risk showing them who we really are. We desperately want to connect – for them to see us, love the real us. But the fear, the messages that we have been carrying for too long about who we are, convinces us that if we share our true self, people will reject us, ridicule us, even leave us. Maybe our experience proves this fear true, or maybe we secretly agree that in some way, we don’t deserve a fulfilling life or love. You feel stuck.
You want to reclaim who you are, achieve goals, find balance, and heal from the pain of expectations, relationships, and impacts of the past. You want to navigate relationships, but also establish satisfying ones with yourself and others. You want to live a full life, embracing your authentic self, and you want to give others permission to do the same.
Together, we can create an empathic, open-minded space, so you can be fully who you are: free to define your life as you see it. I support autonomy and growth in all areas for every individual and relationship. Let’s experiment with new ways to live fully and authentically! When you’re ready, I’m ready. Schedule online anytime www.JenniferGrayCounseling.com.
Skills and Expertise
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Family of Origin Issues
Mindfulness based therapy
Navigating Identity in Relationships
Polyamory and Nonmonogamous Relationships
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Person Centered Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy