LOVE AFTER LOVE
by Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
Welcome to my website!
Do you find that you are doing the same thing over and over again hoping for a change but always getting the same result? You haven’t felt right for a while now and things are getting worse or you are depressed and anxious and have trouble sleeping. Maybe you find yourself staring off into space, losing time, or you feel disconnected from everyone including yourself. You wonder if you’re going crazy. When you try to talk about what you are going through with others it doesn’t help because no one seems to get it. Whatever the problem is, it is interfering with your life, your relationships, and your feelings about yourself and you are ready to get some help.
I get how stressful life can be and how hard it is sometimes to know what to do or where to go for help. My goal is to help you work through these problems to discover new ways of dealing them and with life in an accepting, non-judgmental, and warm atmosphere.
While I am trained in various modalities of treatment including hypnosis, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and IFS (Internal Family Systems), I am a client centered therapist and believe that more important than techniques is the relationship between the therapist and the client or patient. My specialties include working with people who experience:
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Acute Traumas (recent traumas)
- Dissociative Disorders
- Grief and loss
If you are interested in taking this journey with me, I invite you to browse my website and then go to Contact & Appointments to learn about my fees, terms of treatment, and to make an appointment.