Individual sessions are for adults who are feeling psychologically distress, having a hard time to emotionally adapt to situations such as the birth of a new baby, a separation, a divorce, a loss, a move, a sudden change, a physical or mental illness, a personality disorder, getting strongly triggered in their every day life and feeling maladjusted and/or unstable.
Symptoms of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction behaviors, love dependency, suicidal thoughts, hypersensitivity, excessive anger, rage, unexplained fears, inertia, that may arise from the situations mentioned above, are adaptations to past events and traumas, often from childhood, that have not been resolved and became part (or a part) of the personality. For people who have some of these symptoms it makes it often impossible to be fully in the present because they get stuck in a past pattern, often unconscious, that prevents projecting themselves in the futur they desire. They may feel they attract always the same people or situation or get hurt the same way over and over again.
Compassion therapy offers a safe, confidential and compassionate space to heal your wounds. To be present with all that you carry, so that you can see your symptoms, your beliefs, your emotions. See your parts and integrating them. Having more inner space to react the way you want to. Become whole again and thrive as an adulte able to be independent and autonomous in a practical way but also in an emotional way, able to build stable and rewarding relationships, and able to establish bonds of belonging at a social and professional level.
intentions are specific and unique to each individual
Couple sessions are for people who are challenged in the quality and stability of their relationship. When conflict and emotional distance occur the feeling of safety is diminished and defensive mechanisms arise, making it difficult for the couple to connect.
The truth is that nothing triggers more than intimate relationships, they wake up old wounds and old behaviors that makes it often impossible to communicate in an adult way. The brain has unconscious attachment patterns created in early childhood experiences, that give a sens of what love is, what to do in oder to experience love and how you think you should be treated by others. Because of these patterns people then get attracted to other people that feel familiar and that unconsciously reactivate old frustrations. As long as people are unaware of this mechanism, they won’t be able to restore harmonious relationships.
The good news is that relationships have a tremendous potential for mutual healing and growth. In couples compassion therapy you will learn to find safety again and with the safety connection can be restored, with connection there will be better communication, better emotional understanding, intimacy and sexuality. You will be able to relate to one an other, so that you can build a healthier, safer and more authentic relationship.
intentions are specific and unique to each couple
Group therapy is a therapeutic process in which several people participate, usually with a similar problem. It differs from individual therapy in that the latter focuses primarily on the patient himself. In other words, in the exclusive service model, a therapist listens to what the person has to say and helps them to re-signify their own life, through different activities.
Group therapy, in turn, usually involves more than three patients, who often do not even know each other. Sessions tend to be a little longer than individual therapy sessions and have a slightly different dynamic.
For example, in group therapy, the professional facilitator, who is the therapist, starts the session by approaching a little of the theory of a given topic and defining concepts. Afterwards, people in the group can expose their feelings and experiences.
All these interactions are mediated by the therapist, who is able to help resolve conflicts, when they arise, and knows the right moment to interrupt a debate, when necessary. In this way, the group is not disoriented, as there is a responsible and experienced professional to conduct the sessions.
Also, as with individual therapy, there is the issue of confidentiality. Participants, then, can see in this process a safe space.
My practice is open to everyone looking for support and committed on working on themselves