Hey, girl! I see you there
Have you gotten tired of hating yourself all the time?
Have you ever wished that someone would care enough to really pay attention and really understand?
Are you sick of getting help from people who seem perfect and you just want to work with a real person who swears and and tells you what they really think?
Real is how I do things.
Real is where the pain is
and where the healing happens.
With me, that's exactly what you get.
I get it, you hate your life the way it is now. There's a voice in your head that makes you feel like crap. It's always there and you don't know how to get it to shut up. You try telling yourself it's not true or getting yourself distracted, and even if it works for a minute, the voice always comes back.
You're running thoughts over and over in your head. You're having trouble making decisions.
You don't know what's wrong with you.
Anxiety and depression are messing everything up and you are out of ideas for how to fix your life...you worry you're going to hate yourself and your life forever. Sometimes you wonder if it's even worth it.
Let me help you look inward so you can get to know yourself, heal the wounds that feel so sore, and start walking around in the shoes of the woman you know you're meant to be. When you dare to look inside for wisdom and answers instead of looking outside, you learn who you really are and how to get the voice inside your head to quiet down so you can really define the details of your life.
With some help, magical things can happen...
things that are brave and beautiful and
painful and wonderful all at the same time.
Jo Benson, LLMSW
I walk with people through life not to "help" but because your liberation is wound up with mine and together we can start a healing revolution. Maybe that sounds scary, but freedom, real freedom, where you feel connected to people who care about you and you don't have to care about what the people who don't matter think of you, where you have clarity about the difference between those types of people, where your pain is just one part of your marvelous story...it's possible. I don't know your path but I know the territory...because I've been there too.
Do I Need Help?
Let's schedule a free 30 minute phone conversation to find out!
Are thoughts spinning in your head all day long? Do your relationships feel distant or rocky? Do you have rules about what you eat or exercise? My practice focuses on helping people find freedom and pleasure with food, their bodies, and their relationships.
From my experience, pretty much everyone can benefit from some outside help, but let's chat first to see if I'll be the right fit. If I'm not, I will give you the names of some folks or resources that could be better.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to schedule a time for us to chat on the phone.
You can also check out the FAQ section to read about some questions to consider when looking for the right therapist for you, and learn how this process may help you.
A Good Fit Is Important
I love diving deep alongside women who feel confused about their lives and their emotions. This shows up in two "clinical populations." One is trauma and the other is eating disorders. You don't need to have been diagnosed with PTSD or an eating disorder to work with me though.
Maybe you think there's some anxiety and depression going on that keeps you from living your life but you know it's tied to some terrible things that happened so you don't know how to fix how you feel. That's my jam. I work with young women experiencing "traumatic shame" and we can talk loads about what that means and how it's showing up for you.