Change through Exploration.
Transformation through Connection.
Hello. I’m Dr. Yvonne Patterson. Welcome to my practice.
My office is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chicago with easy access to parking and public transportation.
Do You Often Ask Yourself:
How Can I Handle Stress Better?
Can I Really Find Meaning, Purpose, and Fulfillment In My Life?
Can I Find
It’s Monday morning and you’re dreading another work week. The job that once challenged and excited you has now become a source of misery. You try thinking your way back to loving it again- varying your routine, taking on new responsibilities- but nothing works.
You’ve become crabby and critical. You’re frustrated. Sad. Nothing seems enjoyable and the malaise has begun to suffocate other areas of your life.
Your partner, friends, and family wonder what’s wrong, but you don’t have the answer. You want things to change, but you have no idea where to start.
If you’re flailing like a fish out on dry land, the first step toward clarity is finding your way back to the water.
Therapy can help.
“The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more
painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anais Nin
Sometimes the Changes are Subtle.
At one point or another we’ve all felt adrift or out of sync. There are days, even years that go by where your life and relationships seem to go smoothly. Everything just seems to work. It’s easy to coast along and not notice subtle changes that might be taking place over time.
Perhaps you’ve let go of healthy routines that once made you feel so good? Or your life balance has become misaligned as you’ve spent more time at work and less time doing those things you enjoy and connecting with friends and loved ones?
You know there are parts of your life that are working, yet you avoid addressing the areas that aren’t. Why does it feel so difficult to make changes? Your life and your relationships need nurturing and an investment of your time and attention to work as well.
When you’re feeling lost, overwhelmed, or weighed down with sadness, the most important thing you can do is return to that place where you feel alive, connected, and completely yourself. We all have the capability of living an abundant purpose-filled life. Unfortunately, mainstream society is set up in a way that does not support living an authentic life. Living authentically is the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let ourselves be seen.
Living an Authentic Life is POSSIBLE.
The Time is NOW.
Living authentically can unleash greater possibilities and more creativity and power than you ever thought imaginable. However, we are taught only to chase things outside of ourselves for success, validation, happiness, and life satisfaction. We do not learn how to cultivate and draw upon a consistent connection from within ourselves as our primary source of fulfillment.
Living authentically enables you to embrace fully the true magnificence life has in store! It’s okay to step away from the impossible expectations you place on yourself and who others say you should be; and it’s possible to move through the emotional roadblocks that keep you from living a more meaningful, purpose-filled life.
Sometimes we wait too long to reach out for help. If that happens you can become ambivalent about your ability to be happy, or whether you want to work on yourself or your relationship at all. You may find yourself settling for an unfulfilled life, thinking things will never get better.
You CAN regain a deeper sense of meaning, vibrancy, and joy in your life. You CAN begin to trust yourself again, follow your own dreams and enjoy your relationships. Whether you are having difficulty with stress or anxiety in your current life or need to heal from painful past experiences, it is possible to create a greater sense of ease and learn how to prioritize your own well being. Therapy provides you with the space to slow down, press pause and get back in sync with yourself. The time is NOW. I can help.
There is hope.
If you are ready to begin living a rich and fulfilling life. Please contact me.
Transformation is possible. I can help. You can heal.