The type of person that comes to me doesn’t want to work on the surface level, but is ready to dive deep and reconnect with the lost parts of themselves and with who they really are. They are not looking to be better for other people, but better for themselves first.
This work helps people with their relationships first within themselves; and then outside themselves, in their marriages, as parents, with family and within all their interpersonal relationships.
Similar to most therapeutic technique, we utilize “parts work,” where we get to know the different aspects of our personality. We all have hurt parts, angry parts, and badass bitchy parts. We all use this language already – “Part of me wants to do this,” or “Part of me feels like that.” In our therapy we use that language and go deeper and get to know the different aspects of our personality and what it is they value. We don’t do things that aren’t useful for us. With parts work, we get to see what the use is, and show up for that part of us.
Trauma looks different to all people. One person could have been sexually molested and another lost in the mall at 4 years old, what’s important and what affects us, is the perception of the experience from the child’s eyes. All people have experienced traumas whatever that definition is to them. We work through traumas by holding space and honoring those experiences?memories, parts of ourselves? and how we can use them to move forward.
Private sessions are a safe space for people to tell their story, even if it’s the first time that they say it out loud. This is a space of non-judgment. This is not surface work, and I don’t give advice, but hold the space and ask questions to help you rediscover what you already know. I help you remember your truth.
Coaching – 1 on 1 work
Therapy is more about healing and coaching is more about aligning with your true self and doing. However, I believe that you can’t completely align with your true self without some healing – so we will tap onto healing ourselves in the process of our Coaching work together.
Some people don’t necessarily want a therapeutic environment but still want a place to talk about things and what they want to do. Others want help away from any perceived stigma of therapy. Instead of being lead by a traditional therapist, coaching goes further into the idea of you guiding the change you’re making. There is also more of an accountability factor with coaching.
Coaching can be “faster” in the sense that there is something specific that we are trying to address. Coaching does not go back through every wound or through every childhood experience.
Marie offers both in person and distance therapy sessions (Skype) for both children and adults, and will travel to location for coaching and group workshops.