Lauren O'Connell, LMFT

Let’s find a way for you to feel passionate and secure with yourself and your work.

Being a creative person saved your life. It gave you a life. It helped you escape into the world of your imagination (or books, drawing or movies) when you were a kid and couldn’t change your circumstances. It helped you find a sense of a self and a community when you were a weirdo teenager. It has helped you manage being highly emotional. It’s given you solace when you were lonely and helped you articulate parts of yourself that you couldn’t share with anyone.

Later on,  being creative helped you develop a career, gave you a purpose. Now, many of the things that you once used art to escape from have caught up with you. 

What happens when doing the work that has always helped you feel better becomes a source of stress?  

Creative careers are emotionally challenging. They require self knowledge, the ability to hold big feelings, capacity to wait, and strength to set limits with people big personalities. All while attempting to be innovative, receptive and focused.

Many creative people grew up in high drama households, with parents who had big personalities.  Working in these industries may challenge you in ways that bring up relational trauma from childhood. Sometimes, feelings of guilt, low self esteem, or people pleasing is activated. 

Let’s find a way for you to feel passionate and secure with yourself and your work. We will find a way for you to listen your inner voice and not feel plagued with with guilt, insecurities, or anger. 

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