“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
– Arundhati Roy
I help people find their voices, and live empowered, embodied, authentic, and connected lives. How we relate to ourselves, our bodies, our loved ones, family, friends, co-workers, and even the sacred matters on every level of life. The quality of these relationships can mean the difference between a connected life with a sense of meaning, belonging, and purpose, or a life lived in disconnection: shame, fear, anger, hurt, isolation, relentless old patterns, trauma, and loss.
Throughout life, our relationships and attachments with other people can shape and define how we treat ourselves, and can impact whether we feel worthy and whole, or unworthy and broken. Luckily, when we change how we relate to ourselves, we can change how we relate to other people. On every level, life is transformed through a deep, connected, intimate relationship with the Inner Self.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, a difficult relationship with someone you love, or even a difficult relationship with your own body, there is hope! Feeling out of balance and in pain is actually an invitation to pause and check in with yourself. It is a call from your Inner Self! It is an opportunity to get centered, get to know yourself in a new way, and reclaim your right to exist fully and authentically in all aspects of your life.
Pain can be a catalyst for powerful transition and transformation – but it is not easy to navigate by yourself. We all need community, connection, and support. This is what counseling is all about! One of the best things about counseling is that you don’t have to do go through your challenges alone. Healing your relationships with yourself and others is best done in relationship with someone who sees you and cares about you.
I would love to be a part of your community of support. I will act as a witness and a guide. I will help you to get grounded in yourself, and show up in your life from an empowered, embodied place. If this sounds like something you are ready for, take a look around my website to see more about how I work. Then give me a call! I am looking forward to connecting with you.
Rachel Smith, MA, LPC, NCC, CAS, E-RYT 500