ASSOCIATE Marriage and family therapist #110425
supervised by elysha martinez, lmft# 93493
office in oakland, ca.
The etymology of psychology is the study of the soul, I invite my clients to be together in this learning opportunity; an invitation from the soul. I trust the organic unfolding of our process together as client and therapist
In the desire for wholeness, often times we feel the emptiness of a hole within ourselves. Therapy is a rebirth process in an age of binaries and polarization; an opportunity to break out of black and white thinking processes and immerse oneself in the entirety and wholeness of the human experience.
There are many choices we have in life; many paths we can go down. I like to see where you might be following the same paths out of familiarity, even when they are no longer serving you, and examine other paths that are available.
“Your vision will become clear only when you look inside your own heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes.” – Carl Jung
As a Depth Psychotherapist, I will focus on developing the relationship between what you are conscious of, and what is still outside of your awareness. Awareness is the gateway to liberation. It allows for more choice in our response rather than reacting out of old programming.
Soma is Latin for body. The body, if listened to, can be a map to access our emotional awareness. I incorporate somatic approaches in our work together to help deepen your relationship to yourself through the body. A simple example of somatic work can be learning to notice our breath, by returning to the breath, we are coming into immediate contact with the self and the soul through the body.
Transformation of the personal and collective unconscious becomes conscious through accessing the deeper layers of the psyche. Within this realm of the psyche there is the shadow side; our repressed experiences. I encourage Shadow Work through working with archetypal images. I incorporate integrating your personal symbolism through Dream Work and Sand-tray.
In session we will Reenact past memories and interpersonal dynamics in a safe therapeutic container, allowing you to Identify Emotional and Somatic Associations that you may still hold on to and continue to act out in your daily life. In the session, you will be able to Release and Explore whatever it is that is affecting your life out of unconscious reactions originating from the past that linger and block you from your true meaning and values of life.
In utilizing the relationship between therapist and client, I see therapy as a process in which two souls have come together to heal. As Carl Jung is quoted to say, “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances, if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
I hold a strong social justice and liberation psychology. In order to hold the wholeness of an individual it is important to address any oppressive socio-political structures that they walk through. As a white, cis-gendered individual, there are many experiences that I will never fully understand; what I’m interested in is where work is necessary as a growth opportunity.
I decided to pursue the field of psychotherapy after experiencing my own therapeutic healing. The impact therapy had on my life was so immense, I wanted to extended what I have received to hold space for others healing work. My understanding of emotional struggle and trauma through personal experience deeply influences my work done with clients.
I identify as a queer, cis-gendered femme, social activist, sober in recovery, survivor and healer. I have lived in Oakland for just over ten years and am originally from Colorado.
A graduate of John F. Kennedy's Counseling psychology program
I am competent working with but not limited to:
Break up/ Divorce
Self Esteem and Issues of Worth and Value
Spiritual Crisis and Life Purpose
For additional information about me, please see my website - www.lindsayfochttherapy.com
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