A Soul Awake Psychotherapy, LLC is now accepting new clients!
I knew this news would have you jumping for joy.
✓ Maryland residents
✓ Illinois residents (August 2022)
I’m Emily Rose Barr (she/her), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). At A Soul Awake Psychotherapy, LLC, I specialize in working with women in their mid-20s to mid-40s whose lives have gotten a bit off kilter.
Resilient, bright, determined women.
Fatigued, stressed, and anxious women.
Women who need a reminder of who they are beneath their carefully polished exteriors.
A reminder that they are whole because of their flaws and failures, not in spite of them.
I know what it’s like to hide behind the pretenses of perfectionism and people-pleasing; to appraise yourself based on the opinions of others; to take on the emotions of loved ones without paying enough attention to your own.
And I’ve also experienced the rewards of living from a self-affirming space, one in which you can honor your needs and live by your values.
In my role as a therapist, I help women become active participants in their own well-being as they redefine how they engage with the world around them.
I empathize and encourage, and invite you to come as you are. I will always ask how you’re doing, how you’re really doing, and sit with you as you find your voice.
Recognizing that you are struggling and choosing to seek support is a sign of courage and strength. Women I work with are often reaching out to address one or more of the following concerns:
» Life Transitions
» Low Self-worth
» Relationship Struggles
» Women’s Issues
» Work-Life Balance
They may report feeling stuck, angry, impatient, overwhelmed, sad, or uncertain, with a growing sense that who they are becoming is misaligned with who they once were or who they want to be. Perhaps their symptoms have been present for months, or they might have only emerged in the past few weeks.
Sometimes, prospective clients express that it was a close friend, family member, or significant other who first noticed a change in their mood or behavior. While not always the case, it Is common to have recently experienced a life disruption that triggers this shift.
Therapy can help you begin to create room for transformation by working through your difficulties, allowing you to get in touch with your inner self and make meaningful changes that will restore a sense of balance. At A Soul Awake Psychotherapy, LLC, I strive to help clients uncover the wisest and most nurturing parts of themselves as they seek freedom from old patterns that no longer serve them.
I am committed to guiding each client toward accepting her experience while quieting the inner voice of self-judgment that leaves her caught up in her shortcomings. I encourage the examination of societal expectations and their influence on the development of feelings of inadequacy and challenge clients to consider the impact of such norms.
With training and a special interest in the Mind + Body, I’m eager to explore how simple lifestyle changes can improve one’s mental health and assist clients with forming balanced diets, exercise, and sleep habits.
To better maintain a client’s growth and foster her autonomy, it’s not unusual for me to assign homework between sessions. Examples include mindfulness practices; time in nature; journaling prompts; relaxation techniques; boundaries exploration; self-care assessments; and reading assignments.
Clients often report that such exercises lead to greater self-awareness and insight; improved mood; and increased productivity, while allowing them to tap into different strength and skill areas.
You + Me
Cultivating trustworthy relationships based on genuine warmth is of utmost importance to me. Whether this is your first time in therapy or you have worked with a therapist in the past, you are welcome here.
Throughout our work, I will invite your feedback and engage with full transparency. I will honor your boundaries and ask that you honor mine. When I falter (because I’m human too.) I will provide an explanation and address any questions or concerns you may have. You will always be fully seen, fully heard, and fully respected.
By providing a comfortable and safe space, I hope that you feel like you belong.
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