As a queer Black woman, I knew early on that there were high expectations FOR me and I carried a heavy burden to be ten times more “presentable” to the world just to get by. I focused on helping others and being the person I assumed everyone else needed me to be. And in trying to hold onto everyone and society’s standards, I was losing who I was, always taking care of everyone else and prioritizing their needs over my own. My emotions became neglected in the process and I found myself losing my voice as well.
While I enjoyed feeling important to people and that I was following the life they wanted for me, it led to me feeling exhausted and lonely. I learned overtime that I needed to give myself patience when I tripped or else I would crumble from burn out. I cannot and should not be expected to be “on” or strong all the time and I do not have to follow anyone else’s standards for my life. There are safe spaces to feel supported. If you have been feeling like this, you may be experiencing burn out.
Today I help people give themselves grace and space. Counseling can help you gain a better understanding of what you’re going through and discover your inner strength and worth. In your work with me, you can expect a comforting environment that allows you to let your guard down and be your true authentic self.
You deserve a therapist who will be in your corner. Dealing with burnout starts with processing the guilt and shame of giving yourself grace. Then we identify strategies for self-care that are safe and healing for you. I will support you by providing a caring space to be heard and hold you accountable towards your goals. Reach out today to get started. I’m here for you.
If you are dealing with heavy misplaced burdens, traumatic experiences, experiencing grief and loss, or managing mood disorders, I am here to help. Reach out today to get started.