INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES PSYCHOTHERAPY ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO
AMY FINLAYSON M.A., LPCC
Welcome to the World
Life is a difficult journey at times. We must learn to be kind to ourselves and realize these times are opportunities for growth, awareness and healing which begin inside each of us. At Inner Navigation, we explore the multiple paths that lead us to what we are looking for, the expression of our whole authentic self; successful, 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 ourselves; the good, the bad and ugly. Learning to be present with ourselves is a tremendous gift. It helps us to remember the truth of who we are and what our life is about…and offers us the freedom to then be and create that through conscious choice. Wherever you are is perfect...the first step toward peace is through acceptance.
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 present and track the patterns that are operating in your life. The goal is to transform our relationship to our experience of life from that of the victim to one who is empowered and operating from a place of choice. Group therapy offers a wider, more varied space to practice interpersonal dynamics, learn from weekly theme based psychoeducation, feel supported by community and glean the benefits of a much larger and more diverse pool of wisdom.
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 with ourselves. 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. There is a different way...and 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...it's time to look deeper. 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 but it may take baby steps to get there. Trust the process and become the change you wish to see!