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Therapy for Perfectionism in Houston

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Hi, I'm Marian, and I'm a therapist for overwhelm, anxiety, and perfectionism in Houston. Perfectionism drives you to achieve more, be more, and do more. You can't stop. Not pursuing perfection does not feel like an option and you feel paralyzed. I understand, and I'm here to help.

I help hardworking professionals like you embrace being imperfect and learn to reach your goals with less stress.

If you're ready to stop paying the price of perfectionism, schedule a complementary consultation call with me today.

 

My Approach to Perfectionism Therapy
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Are you paying the price of perfectionism?

  • Do you set exceptionally high standards for yourself?

  • Are you goal driven?

  • Are you sensitive to criticism and try to avoid it?

  • Are you always busy?

  • Do you dwell on mistakes and imperfections?

  • Are you afraid to fail?

  • Do you overthink things?

  • Are you stressed?

If you answered yes to many of these questions you guessed it you're a perfectionist. Perfectionism can be defined as a drive to achieve more, be more, and prove ourselves. Perfectionists are driven and tend to be high achievers and because of this, perfectionism often occurs in our relationships, our workplaces, and within ourselves.

Just like you, my clients come to therapy because they are stressed, suffering internally, are fearful of failing, and have noticed a decline in their self-worth due to changes in their achievements. I can assist you in breaking the cycle of perfectionism and finding your middle ground.

 

In sessions, we will explore what perfectionism is, explore how perfectionism shows up for you, and work on changing perfectionistic behaviors. Overcoming perfectionism is a process and we will work together to identify your critical voice, decrease self-criticism, and lessen your urges to please others. You will learn that being imperfect is normal and acceptable.

 

My approach to therapy incorporates my sense of humor, is supportive, directive, personalized, and collaborative. I understand that my clients are motivated by results and I used a goals-based approach to help us keep track of progress.

Changing behaviors and thought patterns is a process. Together we will tap into self-compassion, set realistic expectations, and increase opportunities for self-care.

 

If you struggle with not feeling good enough, and you want to break out of unhealthy comparisons that hold you back, let's work together to let go of self-criticism and find balance. Embracing the freedom to be imperfect allows you to be your authentic self. Together, we will embark on a journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and personal growth.

Perfectionism Treatment FAQs
  • ​What are signs of low self-esteem?
    Low self-esteem can include negative self-talk, self-criticism, fear of failure, and a constant need for external validation. It can also lead to feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, and unhappiness.
  • How can therapy help me improve my self-esteem?
    Therapy can help you gain perspective by learning how to cultivate self-compassion, challenge negative self-talk, develop healthy boundaries, and build self-worth from within. In therapy, we will hone in on your strengths and identify specific activities that give you a confidence boost.
  • How can therapy help with anxiety?
    Therapy can create a safe and non-judgmental space to identify triggers, learn coping techniques, challenge negative thoughts, build resilience, and provide support and accountability. Don't let anxiety hold you back!
  • What is anxiety?
    Anxiety is a natural response to stress that signals to our brain and body that something might be going on that requires our attention. Anxiety often involves excessive worry, fear, and a sense of impending danger.
  • Can art therapy really help me?
    Art therapy is a form of counseling that combines traditional talk therapy with the creative process. Art therapy can help you gain insights into your thoughts and emotions, promote personal growth, and increase your self-awareness. Art therapy is also beneficial to people who find it challenging to express themselves verbally or who prefer alternative methods of communication.
  • I'm feeling nervous about starting art therapy sessions is it natural to feel this way?
    Feeling nervous or anxious about starting therapy no matter in what format, is entirely normal and natural. You have the freedom to share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with during our sessions. Remember, art therapy is a collaborative journey, and you set the pace.
  • Do I need to have artistic skills or prior experience in art to benefit from art therapy?
    Absolutely not! No artistic talent or experience is required. Art therapy is about engaging in the process of making art rather than creating a masterpiece. Art therapy is accessible and beneficial for people of all ages and artistic backgrounds.
  • How will therapy help me manage perfectionism?
    Therapy will not only assist you in exploring root causes of your perfectionism, but it can teach you how to challenge all or nothing thinking, develop self-compassion, set realistic expectations, and cultivate self-worth beyond achievements. ​
  • Having high standards has helped me to advance in my life. Why would I want to change this?
    There is nothing wrong with wanting to do well and having goals for yourself. However, people who struggle with perfectionism set unrealistically high standards for themself and sometimes others and when they are not successful their sense of worth and even self-esteem can plummet. It’s important to make sure you are setting realistic options for yourself.

Get help from a Therapist for Perfectionism in Houston!

Breaking down your inner critic requires self compassion. Please  get in touch with me so we can work together to reframe and update your voice. Please schedule a free phone consultation to learn more

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