Sometimes we just need someone to walk with us into the darkest places, to remind us that we are not alone. I believe that within each of us is the drive for worthiness, but the road is often muddied with debris of disappointing relationships, despair, and a long list of shortcomings.
I will meet you at that intersection, to remind you that you are not your shortcomings. You are so much more. It can feel as if we are broken, and isolated, but we are pliable and resilient.
Part of the journey of resiliency, is looking to the past to see what serves us, taking what we need, moving forward, and leaving behind what does not serve us (Sankofa). In this world, there can be a deficit of self love, and our first steps together will be cultivating curiosity about your identity. Who are you in relation to the world? How do you see yourself? What is the dominant story you tell yourself, and what would happen if that story were to shift?
Once we allow curiosity to take up space usually held by judgement, fear and shame, we can be freed. We can begin to release some of our stuck patterns of relating to ourselves and others. In that space, that we will create together, I will help you to take steps towards personal empowerment, using devised techniques from drama therapy, narrative approaches and intuitive relational work. I look forward to helping you tap into your inherent wisdom, and gain stronger sense of self.
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Professional background: Arianna Wheat is a Marriage & Family Therapist Intern at Living Arts Counseling Center. She is an MA candidate for Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Drama Therapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Arianna has a BA in theatre arts, and she is passionate about expanding the dialogue between theatre, social justice, and healing.