Do you struggle with being your authentic self, knowing what you want and making decisions for yourself or in relationship?
Have you been called too emotional or too sensitive and feel misunderstood?
Do you hold a negative self-image and feel a sense of low self-worth?
Are you having issues and conflict in your relationships with family or your partner?
Do you feel stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior or thinking?
Are you suffering from the symptoms of complex trauma, depression, anxiety, or mood disorders?
Are you going through a dark night of the soul, loss or a difficult transition?
Do you feel like you don’t belong in your body or this world?
If any of these questions are leading you to seek help in a time of suffering, confusion, or transition, I may be the right fit for you. My name is Michelle Bloom and I am a psychotherapist in Seattle, Washington. I offer individual and couples counseling. I welcome all ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual preferences, including non-heteronormative/monogamous/gender-binary lifestyles or identities.
True self is our authentic soul essence that desires to live and love with a unique sense of purpose. Ego is the part of the mind we are aware of that naturally tries to be accepted, liked, and valued by our family, culture, and peers. As children our egos deny aspects of self that wont bring acceptance from the world around us. Our shadow is the unconscious part of the mind that contains what has been denied by ego. Over time, we get used to not living from our truth or being who we really are. Anxiety, confusion, stagnation, inner conflict, and suffering result within and in relationship.
Transformative healing integrates aspects of self in the shadow with ego self. Integration happens naturally through the process of becoming aware, giving voice and expression to these hidden feelings and aspects. Illuminating the stories these aspects tell about self is also a part of the healing process. Learning how to recognize and not buy into stories that are selling suffering is key. Creating new stories that build a healthy, empowered, and secure sense of self liberates the mind from unhealthy patterns of thinking, being stuck in negativity and manifesting self-sabotage.
We can use suffering as a tool to become more whole, authentic and present with ourselves and in our relationships and lives. We can awaken true self and feel connected to life in a nourishing way from the inside out.
Contact me at email@example.com or call (503)686-8101