INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES PSYCHOTHERAPY LICENSED IN NEW MEXICO
AMY FINLAYSON M.A., LPCC
Currently working remotely from Samara, Costa Rica
Welcome to the World
Life is a difficult journey at times. We must learn to be kind to our selves and realize these times are opportunities for growth, awareness and healing which begin inside and look different for each of us. At Inner Navigation, we explore the multiple paths that lead us to what we are looking for, the expression of the whole authentic self: creative, powerful and loving. We are all simultaneously perfect and flawed. The goal is not to be perfect according to cultural standards but to befriend and integrate all of the different parts of our selves: the good, the bad and ugly. Learning to be present with our selves is a tremendous gift. Being present helps us to remember the truth of who we are and what our life is about and offers us the freedom of conscious choice moment to moment. Wherever you are is perfect. The first step toward peace is through acceptance. What you are struggling with isn't wrong, it simply is.
Together we will look at what is standing in your way to presence, joy and fulfillment and how you will best be served by the services at Inner Navigation. In my psychotherapy practice, we work with whatever is showing up in your life and track the patterns that are operating. The goal is to transform your relationship to your experience of life. You have the choice to stay stuck in your story and feel victimized by all the horrible things that have happened in this world and to you or you can turn and face yourself, take responsibility for your life and meet your bigger Self. My favorite definition of enlightenment is when you realize that there's nothing that isn't you.
In our culture we are taught to escape from our uncomfortable feelings, to numb ourselves with drugs, alcohol, tv, food, sex, shopping and many other things to avoid being self-reflective. These methods of distraction keep our neuroses alive and fill our homes and relationships with dysfunction, all the while we are craving something else but we don't know what or how to get there. And here is the kicker...it is our consumerism that is destroying the planet. There is a different way! The way out is to go in! That's right, just turn into the face of whatever you've been running from. Together we will work on how to stay present with yourself and to go right into your feelings and experiences which will create a new power and richness in your life that you will not believe. Things are not usually what they seem. There are many treasures in the dark as you learn to see with new eyes. It's time to look deeper and to find some lasting relief. It may be difficult at times but it's not nearly as bad as you might think. Actually I believe there's a whole new realm of possibility waiting for you. Trust the process of your life!