Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Life is hard - having support makes it a little easier. As a therapist I'm motivated to support you through whatever challenges you face.
3407 S Corbett Ave
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2018
Are you preparing for a big change? Or, perhaps you're already in it, and can't see your way through? Whether you're expecting your first child or just trying to make it out of whatever challenge you're in, my focus in on supporting you through the transition! It's in these big changes when we need as much support as we can get, and as your therapist I hope to collaborate with you so that you may find your balance even in the instability.
Emotionally Focused therapy is centered in attachment. As people, we all crave and deserve secure attachments and relationships. In therapy, we work to rebuild those secure bonds.
There's parts of us that feel one way and parts of us that feel totally different. It can be challenging to decide which part to listen to! Sorting through all the parts of you can be really helpful in figuring out how to connect with how you truly feel and what you really need and want from life.
It is through our experiences that we're able to open new doors to healing and growth. Through various experiential activities, you're able to consider new ways of being and therapeutically experience your emotions and thoughts.
As a marriage and family therapist, I can't help but be curious about relationships. Friendships, romantic relationships, families, mentors, etc. So much of who we are is influenced by these connections, in both helpful and not-so-helpful ways. With that, it's nearly impossible not to bring stuff from previous relationships into current ones, and its often times the not-so-helpful stuff. I work with couples to sort through what's what and how to take the good and leave the rest.
Listen, pregnancy is a magical thing but we just aren't given *all* the information we need to truly prepare for the day we become parents. Sure, the birthing classes help, but what about classes on how to prepare for the shifts in your mental health, relationship with your partner, or all those uncomfortable feelings of resentment that inevitably show up? When you have non-judgmental space to express yourself and feel supported the impacts go beyond just you!
Becoming a parent is one of the biggest transitions one can experience in life and not nearly supported as much as it should be. You're given some tools on how to plan for the labor and delivery but not how it will impact your relationship(s) or your mental health. As a result, many new parents are left in the dark, trying to figure out how to be a parent to a baby and be a parent with their partner...it's incredibly challenging. So let's work together to help you feel more supported.
Alicia Turgesen has not posted any group sessions.