We feel most happy when we love, parent, work and lead whole-heartedly. This authentic activity arises from a trust in our essential worthiness as human beings. Commonly, unskillful patterns of thought, emotion and behavior, created by past hurts, separate us from that ever-important sense of worthiness. Habits that once helped us survive now hold us back from self-compassion and self-forgiveness, connection and belonging. We sense there is another way of being – of truly being ourselves – but we just can’t seem to get there.

Whether you want to reach a short-term goal or transform a long-standing life pattern, change takes reflection, self-discipline, and patience. When you courageously become intimate with the pain of an external problem or your own internal suffering, you actually end up feeling more authentic, alive, and awake. As a therapist, I come along side you in this process, offering a unique relationship within which you can try on new ways of being and relating.

My approach to therapy is informed by the meditation and mindfulness practices I have cultivated over the past 15 years. My style is warm, accepting, nurturing, candid, and direct. Choosing a psychotherapist is an important decision. I offer a free 30-minute consultation that will help you decide whether or not I am a good match for you. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call or email me.

 

(512) 207-0096

dwight@duganpsychotherapy.com