“We think we tell stories, but stories often tell us,

tell us to love or to hate, to see or to be blind. 

Often, too often, stories saddle us, ride us, whip us onward, 

tell us what to do, and we do it without questioning.” 

— Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby

Therapy for Couples

My areas of specialty include:

  • Connection and Individuality

  • Communication, Assertiveness, Boundaries

  • Respectful conflict, Judgment and Criticism

  • Problems which can come from transitions

  • Making room for difficult feelings and focusing on relational growth

Therapy for Individuals

My areas of specialty include:

  • Personal Growth

  • Self-awareness and Discovery

  • Life Changes, Mid-Life Issues

  • Work and Career Issues or Transitions

  • Anxiety, Stress, Overwhelm

  • Sadness, Grief

Therapy for New Parents

My areas of specialty include:

  • Preparing for transition to parenting

  • Welcoming a new child into the world with skills to relate to your partner and baby and self

  • Navigating and adapting to yourselves as individual, partner and parent

  • Extensive resources for specific parenting topics

Getting Started

Email me at piabyron@mindfulcenter.org or call 415-604-4848 

to discuss your interest in therapy.

In our 20-minute free consultation,

we can go over scheduling, fee, insurance

(I do not accept insurance, but can furnish you with

an invoice if your insurance provides reimbursements),

and other questions you might have. 

 

My Approach To Somatic Therapy

Somatics refers to discerning the human experience

in terms of both the mental and the bodily, ideas and sensations.

Getting to know yourself somatically is key to understanding yourself,

learning compassionately about your patterns, and embarking on new possibilities.

This is fundamental to personal growth and to working through challenges together as a couple and/or new parent.

We'll explore questions like:

How are you influencing your life and/or relationship with your embodied attitudes?

Your embodied attitude generates certain patterns in your thoughts and behavior,

and impacts your own experience and personal beliefs.

 

These attitudes have origins somewhere in your earlier life.

How do you respond to various experiences in your life and/or partnership --

to wanting; trying something for the first time; to waiting; frustrations; to uncertainty; transitions; to startle; unexpected circumstances; to disappointment; and endings?

Your body's sensations (of which you may not yet be aware) are distinct to you 

and 

are indicators of your expectations and how you respond to your life's encounters.

What happens in both your thinking and body pattern?

This question is about exploring with curiosity.

 

These discoveries encompass your beliefs and learned patterns of reaction are alive in you and how your somatic responses spark your life choices.​​

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So do these experiences satisfy you? Do your actions satisfy you? 

Or do you want to manage yourself differently and have more choice in the way you respond?

From this foundation,

we can introduce small yet significant changes to your familiar patterns.

I'll guide you to engage in these new possibilities in your life and your relationship

and to help you discover what you are capable of actively practicing and growing.

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