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You're frustrated with yourself. You keep doing things you regret. Sometimes you're self-destructive, other times you lash out.
It's like you're in the passenger seat and someone else is driving. You keep acting in ways you're ashamed of even though you're trying to do better. You know that what you're doing is making things worse - but you can't stop yourself.
You feel empty inside almost all the time, and you keep trying to fix it, or distract yourself. Just existing feels intolerable.
You've tried everything you can think of to fill the void, but nothing seems to work. You start to worry you'll always be like this - different, lonely, empty. You want things to be different, but you don't know how.
There is hope.
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Hi! I'm Catherine. I help people learn to manage overwhelming emotions and stop self-stabotage so they can start building meaningful, enjoyable lives.
You deserve to feel whole and complete.
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Catherine Smith, MSW, LCSW, C-DBT, RYT
It's like you get hijacked by your emotions. Once you feel something, the feeling takes over and you can't control your actions anymore. Sometimes you catch yourself doing things that you know are unreasonable, but you can't stop yourself - you just feel ashamed later.
It feels like every unpleasant emotion needs to be fixed. You do things that you'll regret later in order to manage uncomfortable emotions right now. You'll go to just about any lengths to change the way you feel, even if that means drinking, or using, or self-harming.
Maybe you're self-destructive in other ways, like sabotaging your own career or your social life.
Even though you're terrified of driving your loved ones away, you can't stop doing the things that concern them. Other times, you feel like you fall in love or friendship too fast with the wrong people, only to wind up getting hurt.
You know you don't want to go on like this. You know you need to make a change. You're ready to try something new.
Call 972-829-6472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consultation to make sure we'll be a good fit.
Therapy is a two-part process: first, we identify what's standing in between you and your ideal self. Second, we set goals to help you overcome these barriers and move towards a better life. To give you an idea of what that looks like, here are some common goals for therapy:
If you've never been to therapy before, getting started can be overwhelming, even frightening. It's brave to recognize that something is wrong, and it takes strength to ask for help.
No matter what you're going through right now, therapy can offer: