A Soul Awake Psychotherapy, LLC is now accepting new clients!
✓ Maryland residents
✓ Illinois residents (August 2022)
✓ Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday appointments
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.
Therapy can help you create room for transformation by allowing you to get in touch with your inner self and make meaningful changes that will restore a sense of balance.
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, overwhelmed, 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.
At A Soul Awake Psychotherapy, LLC, I invite clients to uncover the wisest and most nurturing parts of themselves as they seek freedom from old patterns that no longer serve them. I believe that each client has the capacity to integrate her most difficult experiences with a fundamental desire to change and that this union is what allows her to flourish.
I view my role as:
A guide: I’ll walk alongside you, not in front of you; map out your next steps with you; and remind you of what you’re working toward when you feel discouraged.
A mirror: I’ll reflect back to you how I see you; how others see you; and how you see yourself; the parts you’re proud of and the parts you’d rather keep hidden; your resilience; your strength; your progress.
A space-holder: I’ll hold space for whatever you’re carrying; for your silence; your tears; your laughter; for your questions; your answers; your insights; for your successes and your setbacks; for your thoughts and for your feelings.
You + Me
Cultivating trustworthy relationships with clients 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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