Sylvia Khromina
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
I love helping adults who are ready to make a change and want to address: trauma, relationship difficulties, issues with food and body image, chronic stress, anxiety, panic, or depression through building tangible tools and mindfulness-based skills. I welcome clients of diverse backgrounds and seek to provide respectful and culturally sensitive services to all. As an immigrant myself, I have a special appreciation for the experience of first and second generation immigrants. My approach draws from mindfulness, body-oriented interventions, parts work, evidence-based modalities, advances in neuroscience, and attachment research.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 463-1536
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I love helping adults who are ready to make a change and want to address: trauma, relationship difficulties, issues with food and body image, chronic stress, anxiety, panic, or depression through building tangible tools and mindfulness-based skills. I welcome clients of diverse backgrounds and seek to provide respectful and culturally sensitive services to all. As an immigrant myself, I have a special appreciation for the experience of first and second generation immigrants. My approach draws from mindfulness, body-oriented interventions, parts work, evidence-based modalities, advances in neuroscience, and attachment research.
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Leonicia A Castro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
I am an integrative therapist, using a holistic model and techniques from somatic, relational, inter-subjective, and transpersonal psychology, as well as techniques from my own long-standing spiritual practices, such as drumming, chanting and Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice. I got my masters in Psychology with a Somatic Concentration from JFK, Orinda, CA in 1997. As LGBTQIA identified and a Pacific Islander, I know that both trauma and healing can come from our individual and cultural histories. I welcome anyone seeking growth or healing and I'm committed to healing within marginalized communities. My areas of specialty include people with histories of trauma and/or addiction, people looking to integrate spiritual experiences, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(510) 662-6163
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94704
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I am an integrative therapist, using a holistic model and techniques from somatic, relational, inter-subjective, and transpersonal psychology, as well as techniques from my own long-standing spiritual practices, such as drumming, chanting and Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice. I got my masters in Psychology with a Somatic Concentration from JFK, Orinda, CA in 1997. As LGBTQIA identified and a Pacific Islander, I know that both trauma and healing can come from our individual and cultural histories. I welcome anyone seeking growth or healing and I'm committed to healing within marginalized communities. My areas of specialty include people with histories of trauma and/or addiction, people looking to integrate spiritual experiences, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.
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Ryan Buchholz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
Clients I work with tend to struggle with their partnerships and families, experience issues around intimacy & vulnerability, have experienced trauma that interferes with their relationships, have taken on shame, blame, or distorted thinking from their families, and/or feel constantly overwhelmed, stressed, disembodied, tense & angry in their relationships. I am committed to helping the full spectrum of family systems, both *individually* & as a *whole*, to gain more peace within their homes, to feel safe within their personal bodies & their whole family body again, and to heal the effects of intergenerational trauma on them.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(510) 592-6576
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Berkeley, CA 94702
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Clients I work with tend to struggle with their partnerships and families, experience issues around intimacy & vulnerability, have experienced trauma that interferes with their relationships, have taken on shame, blame, or distorted thinking from their families, and/or feel constantly overwhelmed, stressed, disembodied, tense & angry in their relationships. I am committed to helping the full spectrum of family systems, both *individually* & as a *whole*, to gain more peace within their homes, to feel safe within their personal bodies & their whole family body again, and to heal the effects of intergenerational trauma on them.
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Christine K Pess
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
I offer both short and long-term therapy with adolescents, adults and seniors. I am experienced with anxiety, grief, depression, identity exploration, relationship issues and trauma. I strive to create a comfortable, accepting and encouraging space, and I believe that the quality of the relationship between therapist and client is essential to the work.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(510) 288-5115
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Berkeley, CA 94702
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I offer both short and long-term therapy with adolescents, adults and seniors. I am experienced with anxiety, grief, depression, identity exploration, relationship issues and trauma. I strive to create a comfortable, accepting and encouraging space, and I believe that the quality of the relationship between therapist and client is essential to the work.
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Victoria Julita Spiers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
I am a curious, open-minded, and non-blaming holistic Gestalt who will meet you exactly where you are because I recognize that you are the expert of your own experience. As an empathic witness, advocate, and guide, I will help you increase your self-awareness, self-support, self-acceptance, and sense of agency through mindful observation, personal exploration, and collaborative experimentation. Essentially, I will help you re-examine your life and re-experience yourself and others, in different as well as new meaningful and healing ways. My approach is mindful, intuitive, and tenderhearted.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(628) 888-6233
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I am a curious, open-minded, and non-blaming holistic Gestalt who will meet you exactly where you are because I recognize that you are the expert of your own experience. As an empathic witness, advocate, and guide, I will help you increase your self-awareness, self-support, self-acceptance, and sense of agency through mindful observation, personal exploration, and collaborative experimentation. Essentially, I will help you re-examine your life and re-experience yourself and others, in different as well as new meaningful and healing ways. My approach is mindful, intuitive, and tenderhearted.
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David Oretsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94702
My approach as a psychotherapist is to meet my clients where they are, honoring their unique life experiences, offering strategies and responses that address their specific needs. I understand psychotherapy as a collaborative process. I practice listening deeply, with curiosity and respect, to support my clients’ innate capacity for self-awareness, growth, and well-being. Effective therapy requires authentic contact between therapist and client.  I am a fellow traveler, working on my own growth and transformation, while in service to my clients.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 202-6860
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94702
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
My approach as a psychotherapist is to meet my clients where they are, honoring their unique life experiences, offering strategies and responses that address their specific needs. I understand psychotherapy as a collaborative process. I practice listening deeply, with curiosity and respect, to support my clients’ innate capacity for self-awareness, growth, and well-being. Effective therapy requires authentic contact between therapist and client.  I am a fellow traveler, working on my own growth and transformation, while in service to my clients.
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Betsy Kassoff
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94703
If you are reading this, you have gotten my name from a person or a search. You want to know why to call me. Some reasons why include: I am direct, perceptive, and can tell you quickly whether and how I plan to help you. I have special experience with couples, GLBTQ clients, parents, people with mood disorders, therapist clients, and psychoanalysis. I have been a teacher and supervisor as well as a therapist for thirty years, which helps me have language and a plan for what we do. Call me if you think we might be a match.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 609-5084
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94703
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
If you are reading this, you have gotten my name from a person or a search. You want to know why to call me. Some reasons why include: I am direct, perceptive, and can tell you quickly whether and how I plan to help you. I have special experience with couples, GLBTQ clients, parents, people with mood disorders, therapist clients, and psychoanalysis. I have been a teacher and supervisor as well as a therapist for thirty years, which helps me have language and a plan for what we do. Call me if you think we might be a match.
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Vera Mkrtchian
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
In my work with clients, I value understanding each person's individual experience and I strive to create a supportive environment with a warm, reflective and engaging approach. I believe we all have the potential to lead fulfilling lives. To reach this potential, I help clients reflect on themselves and their experiences, identify and understand patterns, and initiate change. I am influenced by psychodynamic perspectives and attachment theory.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(925) 259-3717
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
In my work with clients, I value understanding each person's individual experience and I strive to create a supportive environment with a warm, reflective and engaging approach. I believe we all have the potential to lead fulfilling lives. To reach this potential, I help clients reflect on themselves and their experiences, identify and understand patterns, and initiate change. I am influenced by psychodynamic perspectives and attachment theory.
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Jess Semaan
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, MBA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
Being human can be hard. We are born in an unjust world, often not taught how to feel, or be in healthy relationship with self, others and nature. We understandably develop ways of coping with stress and uncertainty, that become less helpful and limiting with time. Psychotherapy can be a space to unlearn these ways that are harming you, including systemic ones, dive deep into yourself, to meet all the parts of you, heal past traumas, personal, cultural and intergenerational. The process will help you make life choices that align with your values, so you can live a more meaningful, joyful life, and build healthy relationships.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 329-7755
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Being human can be hard. We are born in an unjust world, often not taught how to feel, or be in healthy relationship with self, others and nature. We understandably develop ways of coping with stress and uncertainty, that become less helpful and limiting with time. Psychotherapy can be a space to unlearn these ways that are harming you, including systemic ones, dive deep into yourself, to meet all the parts of you, heal past traumas, personal, cultural and intergenerational. The process will help you make life choices that align with your values, so you can live a more meaningful, joyful life, and build healthy relationships.
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Jasmine Mazlumyan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
Find your truth. Speak your truth. My work in psychotherapy is to help you on your personal growth journey. We all have work to do in order to grow and sometimes that can be difficult. However, it is through this difficulty that we can cultivate our most authentic selves. I will help you uncover the blockages that keep you from living your fullest life. Through interpersonal dialogue, relationship, and somatic awareness we can tap into your own hero’s journey and cultivate a life that’s worth living for you.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(415) 594-4739
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Find your truth. Speak your truth. My work in psychotherapy is to help you on your personal growth journey. We all have work to do in order to grow and sometimes that can be difficult. However, it is through this difficulty that we can cultivate our most authentic selves. I will help you uncover the blockages that keep you from living your fullest life. Through interpersonal dialogue, relationship, and somatic awareness we can tap into your own hero’s journey and cultivate a life that’s worth living for you.
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Roni Alperin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RDT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
I believe that no matter how difficult a time you're having I can help you find your balance and power. I know that rage, shame, confusion and helplessness can make you feel stuck, lost and hopeless. I also know that there is a way out. In my therapy office, you will feel safe and supported to unravel your feelings and thoughts, identify patterns and themes, get clear on what brought you to where you are now, and to make intelligent new choices.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(925) 528-0207
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I believe that no matter how difficult a time you're having I can help you find your balance and power. I know that rage, shame, confusion and helplessness can make you feel stuck, lost and hopeless. I also know that there is a way out. In my therapy office, you will feel safe and supported to unravel your feelings and thoughts, identify patterns and themes, get clear on what brought you to where you are now, and to make intelligent new choices.
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Jose Manuel Feliciano
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94702
In this crazy world we all need someone to talk to. Someone who understands what its like to be lost, confused, hurt, sad or not heard. I, too, have felt that way so I understand. Traumas are the things that haunt our families like ghosts. It is passed from generation to generation and reenacted like a shadow from the past that no one can catch. We barely know it’s there until we see its effects on the world around us. These ghost can be healed and when that happens they can become our family’s ancestors that spread wisdom and love to those around us. I hope that we can catch the ghost in our past and make them our ancestors.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(510) 560-7692
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94702
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
In this crazy world we all need someone to talk to. Someone who understands what its like to be lost, confused, hurt, sad or not heard. I, too, have felt that way so I understand. Traumas are the things that haunt our families like ghosts. It is passed from generation to generation and reenacted like a shadow from the past that no one can catch. We barely know it’s there until we see its effects on the world around us. These ghost can be healed and when that happens they can become our family’s ancestors that spread wisdom and love to those around us. I hope that we can catch the ghost in our past and make them our ancestors.
Jane Reynolds
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
I am a psychologist and a certified Jungian analyst. I have been in private practice since 1979, initially as an MFT, then as a psychologist starting in 1989. I became certified as a Jungian analyst in 2010 after seven years of training at the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. It is my privilege to work with many different people, those coping with uncertainties and ambiguities of life transitions, those who suffer a range of painful symptoms such as anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, trauma, divorce, identity issues, spiritual crisis. I value depth, difference and relationship.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(510) 343-5397
Verified

Berkeley, CA 94707
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I am a psychologist and a certified Jungian analyst. I have been in private practice since 1979, initially as an MFT, then as a psychologist starting in 1989. I became certified as a Jungian analyst in 2010 after seven years of training at the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. It is my privilege to work with many different people, those coping with uncertainties and ambiguities of life transitions, those who suffer a range of painful symptoms such as anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, trauma, divorce, identity issues, spiritual crisis. I value depth, difference and relationship.
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Robert Watts III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
This isn't your typical lay on a couch, tell your darkest secrets, psychoanalytic therapy! The goal is to address barriers to you living your best life in real time and create solutions as a partnership. We will identify the barriers, create goals and strategies, and implement the plan together. By addressing the needs of your mind, body and soul we will work to elevate the way you think about yourself, the way you treat your body, and how you connect with the people in your life and the rest of the world.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(510) 756-4694
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94701
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
This isn't your typical lay on a couch, tell your darkest secrets, psychoanalytic therapy! The goal is to address barriers to you living your best life in real time and create solutions as a partnership. We will identify the barriers, create goals and strategies, and implement the plan together. By addressing the needs of your mind, body and soul we will work to elevate the way you think about yourself, the way you treat your body, and how you connect with the people in your life and the rest of the world.
Jon Platania
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94707
Life will present us now and then with the unexpected.  This clearly is a time of major change for all of us. Not all of this is new nor is it novel. Even in the most normal of times we often do experience unwelcome events, the loss of a loved one, disability, addiction, economic insecurity, loneliness. To live is perhaps also to suffer. But we need not suffer alone. You will find me to be a compassionate, capable psychotherapist. Working together, I can help you to live a happier, more contented and fulfilling life. So then, where are you now? Where would you like to go from here? Would you like to create a new narrative? 
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(510) 843-0202
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94707
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Life will present us now and then with the unexpected.  This clearly is a time of major change for all of us. Not all of this is new nor is it novel. Even in the most normal of times we often do experience unwelcome events, the loss of a loved one, disability, addiction, economic insecurity, loneliness. To live is perhaps also to suffer. But we need not suffer alone. You will find me to be a compassionate, capable psychotherapist. Working together, I can help you to live a happier, more contented and fulfilling life. So then, where are you now? Where would you like to go from here? Would you like to create a new narrative? 
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Crystal A Crowley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94702
I personally believe that we are so much more than the problems in our lives. We are thinking, feeling human beings and that gives us a front row seat to the human experience. As we strive to be our best, we can sometimes find ourselves lost, stuck, confused, or off track. If this is you, I can help. I offer a warm, welcoming, safe space for you to bring any thoughts, feelings, or problems that are preventing you from being your best. You are not in this alone. Let's take the first step together on your new journey!
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(510) 681-0828
Verified
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Office is near:
Berkeley, CA 94702
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I personally believe that we are so much more than the problems in our lives. We are thinking, feeling human beings and that gives us a front row seat to the human experience. As we strive to be our best, we can sometimes find ourselves lost, stuck, confused, or off track. If this is you, I can help. I offer a warm, welcoming, safe space for you to bring any thoughts, feelings, or problems that are preventing you from being your best. You are not in this alone. Let's take the first step together on your new journey!
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Yusef Malenky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: I AM ACCEPTING REFERRALS AND AM SET UP WITH SECURE AND PRIVATE TELECONFERENCING CAPABILITIES. My practice focuses on youth and family issues, although I am also experienced in treating individuals. My clinical experience has been in school and office settings. I work with clients on issues such as child development, adolescence, parenting, blended families, family conflict, relationship partner conflict, child defiance, anger management/temperamental behavior, anxiety, OCD, depression, grief, and trauma.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(510) 879-5804
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: I AM ACCEPTING REFERRALS AND AM SET UP WITH SECURE AND PRIVATE TELECONFERENCING CAPABILITIES. My practice focuses on youth and family issues, although I am also experienced in treating individuals. My clinical experience has been in school and office settings. I work with clients on issues such as child development, adolescence, parenting, blended families, family conflict, relationship partner conflict, child defiance, anger management/temperamental behavior, anxiety, OCD, depression, grief, and trauma.
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Karishma Bendale
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BSN RN, MA AMFT Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94705
Hi there, My name is Karishma. If you are sensitive and overwhelmed absorbing everything around you, treading deep water, and swept up and around with the waves, I will be right by your side as a fellow human being. If you are looking to build your toolbox and develop your sense of empowerment to navigate this world, then we can work on that together.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(844) 334-1659
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94705
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Hi there, My name is Karishma. If you are sensitive and overwhelmed absorbing everything around you, treading deep water, and swept up and around with the waves, I will be right by your side as a fellow human being. If you are looking to build your toolbox and develop your sense of empowerment to navigate this world, then we can work on that together.
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Jessica Youseffi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT, APCC Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94709
Do you struggle with anxiety, or low self-esteem? Are you tired of feeling like there's something wrong with you or that you're not good enough? Through a mindfulness-based, somatic, and trauma-sensitive approach, I support you in exploring your experience with curiosity and compassion, so that you can let go of limiting beliefs about yourself, feel at home in your own skin, and be free to live the life you want. After working with me, my clients report feeling more grounded and confident, and are better able to navigate relationships, life transitions, and daily stressors.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94709
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Do you struggle with anxiety, or low self-esteem? Are you tired of feeling like there's something wrong with you or that you're not good enough? Through a mindfulness-based, somatic, and trauma-sensitive approach, I support you in exploring your experience with curiosity and compassion, so that you can let go of limiting beliefs about yourself, feel at home in your own skin, and be free to live the life you want. After working with me, my clients report feeling more grounded and confident, and are better able to navigate relationships, life transitions, and daily stressors.
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Simon Kiyoshi Hara
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Verified
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704
Maybe you are pursuing something that is important to you--a relationship, family, degree, a career... Yet you find yourself overwhelmed, depressed, angry, or unable to move forward. Maybe you act differently in an effort to meet someone else’s expectations, win the approval of others, avoid being picked on, or just to fit in. This act of contorting one’s self can be taxing, and you might wonder who you actually are these days. Sometimes remnants we carry from our past can impact the building meaningful relationships with others. This can interrupt the pursuit of important life goals and stifle us from becoming our truest selves.
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
(510) 616-9554
Verified
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Berkeley, CA 94704
Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Maybe you are pursuing something that is important to you--a relationship, family, degree, a career... Yet you find yourself overwhelmed, depressed, angry, or unable to move forward. Maybe you act differently in an effort to meet someone else’s expectations, win the approval of others, avoid being picked on, or just to fit in. This act of contorting one’s self can be taxing, and you might wonder who you actually are these days. Sometimes remnants we carry from our past can impact the building meaningful relationships with others. This can interrupt the pursuit of important life goals and stifle us from becoming our truest selves.

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