For me, it really is about a dialogue. Life can be really isolating or terrifying or euphoric—it’s all these things. And while I’m here I want to have an exchange. I want something to vibrate. And I want to be really stimulated…– Shary Boyle
We can feel isolated in our thoughts and experiences; voiceless as though sleep walking through the motions of our lives, distorting perceptions of reality. Only leading us into deep despair and disconnection from others while denying the innate beauty within us that exists alongside the complexities of being human. We long to be heard and understood as we are or imagine ourselves to be.
A therapeutic relationship provides us a safe space to be able to think, feel, and connect with someone who assists us in our self-exploration. This exploration with another leads to new gains in our self-understanding and greater alignment with our sense of self.
I believe psychotherapy can be described as having a genuine conversation about things that matter to you with someone who is listening and curious with you. This experience provides us with the awareness to connect to our daily life experiences and to the world we inhabit with an understanding of our emotional and thinking life.
We may have disconnected with the parts of ourselves that made us feel alive because at one point we experienced that being whole was unsafe. It takes immense courage to allow ourselves to be curious again. I provide a space for your unique narratives and sense of self to develop.
My own adverse life experiences as a young refugee navigating to find my way in a new country eventually led me to seek psychotherapy as an adult. The experience enabled me to follow my curiosity and rendered a voice in me as a lifelong learner.