Amanda Hofbauer, MA, LMFT
You are a motivated person who wants to take action to improve your life, but you’re not sure what to do or what will be helpful. Or maybe you think of yourself as introspective, deep, or philosophical and you could use a space to process some of the ideas in your head. You may have had a difficult childhood and/or dangerous experiences that left you feeling wounded. Or you may not be sure why you’re not feeling so great. You may be navigating difficult terrain such as a hard relationship, life transition, flashbacks, miscarriage/infertility, chronic pain, or pregnancy/postpartum. You’re curious about who you are and want to be intentional about how you show up for yourself and the many relationships in your life. You may struggle with anxiety, depression, self-criticism, self-harm, boundaries, or close relationships.
At Reclaim Therapy we create a safe space for you to explore the root causes of your distress, while at the same time offering next steps that can provide relief in the here and now. We’ll look together at how your past might be impacting your present, as well as how your cultural identities and family context have shaped how you experience the world. We’ll process traumatic experiences within a caring relationship and at a pace that feels safe. We’ll take a look at your relational patterns and explore how you can take responsibility for the only thing you can control: your own actions. You’ll better understand who you are and who you want to be.
Reclaim your story; reclaim your life.
You and your partner are respectful toward each other and are committed to your relationship, but you sometimes struggle to talk through things or understand each other. You want to be proactive to make your relationship better, but you’re not sure how. Maybe you’re moving toward a new phase of your relationship, such as marriage or a baby, and you want to do everything you can to prepare for that transition. Or maybe you’re going through something that is putting a strain on your relationship, such as infertility or loss of a loved one. You want a stronger connection, but you’re not always sure what’s getting in the way.
At Reclaim Therapy we create an environment where you give your relationship the attention it deserves. You’ll learn tools for better communication, more productive conflict, and a stronger connection. We’ll work together to prepare for any big transitions coming your way, and make sure you’re on the same page about what you want them to look like. We’ll discuss practical changes you can make to shift your relationship from good to GREAT.
Reclaim your connection; reclaim your relationship.
If your relationship feels a lot more fragile than this or you are fighting all the time, feel free to still reach out. We may be able to help or point you to some other therapists who can!
LOSS: That which cannot be reclaimed
You have experienced loss recently or long ago and the grief is a continual companion. It may have been the loss of a loved one, or it may be a loss that is less recognized by society such as: loss of a pregnancy, loss of control over one’s body, loss of a dream, loss of health, loss of identity, loss of community, loss of an important relationship, loss of spiritual stability, loss of biological parents through adoption, etc. You know nothing can change this loss, but you don’t know where to go with your grief.
At Reclaim Therapy we understand that “Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried” (Megan Devine). We’ll sit with you in your pain and walk alongside you as you process this loss. We’ll bust myths about loss and remind you that there is no right way or time to grieve. We’ll explore all that the person or thing or idea meant to you and the many implications for your life as you look ahead.