About Safrianna Degroat
Once, I felt like an "outsider" with no place to belong. Then, I found the right therapist! Through having a non-judgmental person to help me help myself, I learned to accept it was okay to not be like "everyone else." Now, I hope to be that person for you!
I can be pretty direct, but I'm always on your side; I don't want you to hold yourself back any longer. In our work together, I will offer you the tools to expand your view of yourself and your world. By exploring parts of Self, mindfully bringing awareness to your experience, expressing yourself through activities tailored to your interests such as art, writing, movement, and more, you will gain a new perspective on life and your purpose! If you are willing to take the risk and get to know yourself, you can radically change your life. I am trained in Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but I like to throw in a variety of expressive modalities to create a more holistic approach. You'll have weekly practices to help you integrate what you're working on in sessions - many opportunities to grow! While I recognize the work is challenging, we will gameplan around each difficulty so that we can tackle them!
It is my belief that the more mindful we are, the more alive we are. There is more to life than the hectic to-do lists and constant chaos of doing. It is my joy to help people find their way of being in the world. I have an intersectional Feminist approach to seeing humankind. I believe men, women, and non-binary people have all been negatively impacted by the historical societal views of men and women perpetuated by the patriarchy. We need to dismantle this so that each person can live freely as the person they want to so long as they're not harming others.
As an LGBTQIA2+ identifying individual, I've personally experienced what oppression looks like. I understand we live in a society that does not genuinely see everyone as equal. However, I believe that even if we can't change the entire world around us, we can grow within ourselves. If we challenge our own internal "isms" and phobias, we can live in more harmony. People are far more than a diagnostic manual can describe. A symptoms based approach can help people feel more empowered to tackle their unique challenges. You are not just a medical code! I support all spiritual paths and find it especially important that clients find a spiritual (not necessarily religious) orientation that nourishes them.