Due to societal expectations, we often believe that adulthood is defined by the idea that we should not be dependent on anyone else. The reality is, to be authentically happy, we must be vulnerable, and therefore, dependent on others to some degree. Although adults on the outside, we all exhibit the same needs for warmth, validation, compassion, and support that children openly celebrate.
The biggest indicator of therapeutic change is the relationship for a reason. So much of our happiness and self-esteem are discovered and nurtured by healthy relationships. My therapy is about modeling to you what a healthy and validating relationship feels like, so you are more likely to feel comfortable in your own vulnerability. This hopefully leads to you seeking out healthy relationships with others and, more importantly, developing a healthy and unconditionally loving relationship with yourself.