Welcome to the Psychotherapy practice of Tara Dwyer.
It feels like 2023 has a theme of cautious optimism. There is a mindset of “getting back to normal”, whether that refers to social activities, work, or health and self-care. We have lived through a global pandemic and are hoping the worst is behind us. We continue to adjust to new norms as we question, reject, or mourn the way that things used to be. There is an overall increase in feelings of stress and anxiety in our communities, and we have discovered that some of the people around us have different ideas about what to do to keep healthy and safe. All of this can challenge even the most resilient person. As we look ahead in 2023, what are your goals for the future, and what losses or changes are you processing? Talking things through in therapy can help comfort you, ground you, and inspire you.
I can provide a safe connection where you can share your concerns and your struggles about your personal relationships, your family, your work, and your self. I will listen to you with my full attention, and I will help you to deepen your understanding of yourself to define goals for your future. I will support you through these difficult times and the process of making and living through change.
Psychotherapy is a designated time that you set aside for yourself to focus on your specific concerns. A therapy session is an opportunity for you to prioritize your own mental health and emotional well-being. In these times of unprecedented change and uncertainty about the future, more than ever we need to take care of ourselves and find ways to progress from surviving to thriving. In the midst of hardship, every day I hear stories of people who are caring for others, creating opportunities, and embracing change; you can find a way to bring inspiration into your own life and be part of this too.
If you are struggling or feeling stuck, I hope that you will reach out. Sometimes people find that even a single session can meet their needs, provide some clarity, or shift their perspective on an issue. For others, establishing an ongoing professional connection becomes part of a larger support system that can be accessed on and off as needed over the long term.
I look forward to speaking with you and hearing your story.