Growing up perhaps you often heard, “stop that crying or I’m going to give you something to cry about,” or “what you got to be sad for?” Maybe your received messages, directly or indirectly, that love was conditional. That your value was dependent on what you could do for others or how you made them feel. These not-so-subtle message have created generations of educated, professional, hard-working Black women who strive to be the best and “do it all” without complaint. You’re known as the “strong one” or “therapist” to your group of friends and family. Leaving little to no room for you to exist. Let’s face it, the reality is you’re hurting.
Hi, my name is Tiffany (she/her), and I see you sis. When your essential needs for unconditional love, compassion, physical touch, and safety are not met when you’re young it can create invisible scars. You may experience them now as depression, anxiety, loneliness, ruminating thoughts, low self-esteem and self-worth, and irritability. I lead with the belief that one of the answers to your silent suffering is vulnerability. I strive to create a safe space where you are welcome to put down your cape, take of the façade of “I’m fine,” and just be as you are.
Are you wondering if we might be a good fit? We might be a good match if:
-You are open and curious about how non-traditional therapeutic techniques like yoga, meditation, breathwork, art, parts work, and writing can heal the heart, mind, body, and soul;
-You desire to turn down the volume on your inner dialogue about what you (do/not) deserve and your worth;
-You are ready to reframe the narrative of “the Strong Black Woman;” and
-You can appreciate a bit of laughter and a tinge of learning the “why” (aka nerd stuff).
Outside of the therapy space I love listening to my favorite podcasts: The Read, The Friend Zone, and Gettin Grown. I enjoy yoga, dancing, listening to music, singing, traveling, spending time with my partner and two dogs, sleeping in, and being in nature. I graduated in 2016 with my Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. In 2021, I graduated with my 200 hour yoga teacher certification (RYT) from Yoga Centric.
You’ve waited long enough and you deserve. Reach out today to schedule your appointment! I can be reached via email at: email@example.com or by phone: 443-567-7037. Also visit www.ctsatherapy.com to learn more about the other services offered.