“I help people who feel unseen or misunderstood to find their voice and assert themselves authentically in the world.”
- Britt Jagodnik, LCSW
If you’re here, you may be experiencing depression, anxiety, and feelings of low self-worth, all of which can negatively impact your relationships, as well as work or academic life. You may have difficulty speaking up for yourself to the important people in your life, fearing that doing so might lead to rejection or abandonment. Or you may be overly reactive or defensive in a way that can be alienating because you desperately want to feel seen and heard.
Therapy can help you change your internal dialogue, taming that voice inside you that tells you to either not rock the boat in order to maintain peace and stability, or to blow it up to get a reaction from people. Learning how to assert yourself respectfully, intelligently, and persuasively in the world leads to feelings of empowerment, bolstering self-esteem, and improving your mood.
If you’re someone who questions the status quo, you may be in the right place. I work well with people who may have felt (and in many ways still feel) like they’re “on the outside looking in,” either because of their sexual or gender orientation, appearance, or something else that they can’t always define. Together, we look at ways in which you may be inadvertently keeping yourself “stuck” through coping strategies and patterns of interaction that may have served a purpose at one time, perhaps in a family of origin in which compliance was the only way to feel safe, but which may now be preventing you from living a richer, more meaningful life. We will work together to change and control what you can in life in a way that feels “right” to you.
As we are all a part of a larger political, cultural, and social surround that inevitably impacts us - both positively and negatively - I also work with you to examine the ways in which these factors have influenced the person you have become.