Michelle Jauwena, LMFT
So tired of tiptoeing around the land mine! At home, you are accused of being too liberal, too dramatic, or too sensitive. At work, there are constant expectations to perform for the dominant culture with little regard to your well-being. You have a deep desire to be authentic, but you wonder what that even means. When you ponder on the cost of being your true self, you wonder if you have what it takes. Appeasing everyone and playing by the rules has required so much effort. You’re not sure what any of it has gotten you. But you are still afraid of being YOU. Fear of judgment. Fear of rejection. Fear of further isolation.
Finding a therapist who gets it is sooo hard! There is that pit in your stomach when you read on a therapist bio that says, “I’m not here to judge you… I’m here to provide you with a safe space.” But you know the cultural gap makes it unrealistic. Having a culturally affirming therapist who comes from a trauma-informed perspective can help. And that’s ME! Not only I can offer you a neutral space to work through the complex feelings you’re facing, but I also have the background to close the cultural gap and help you feel truly seen and understood.
In our work together, you’ll develop the insights and skills to create a lasting change. Imagine having the power to say “Yes!” to the life you deserve and feel great about it. LET’S DO THIS! Contact me now to schedule your free 20-minute consultation to explore this with me.