I believe that expectations are planned resentments.
I help clients who are struggling with feeling they are in an impossible space and do not know what to do next; to make sense and meaning of their experience because of the overwhelming combinations of life stressors and symptoms they experience.
People who are experiencing grief and shame sometimes feel helpless. I work to help them deepen their experiences so they can acknowledge and feel these emotions, and then we work towards understanding where they came from and what purpose they serve. Then we work on either reframing these experiences, acting in ways that contradict the implications, or acceptance.
I am in my fourth year of Pacific University’s Doctor of Psychology program. I work from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach, but I also incorporate influences from Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Psychodynamic therapy.
Prior to applying to grad school, I worked for over a decade in agriculture and machinery operation. These were challenging and fulfilling times, but I’m now happy to be working in the “field” (hehe) of Psychology.