Breaking down the defense mechanisms our brains create to keep us safe in times of danger is hard AF.
We may no longer face the threat of that saber-tooth tiger lingering outside our cozy cave.
Yet our nervous systems can’t always tell the difference between our modern-day challenges and a literal survival situation.
This is why the impact of abuse, neglect, and trauma – even seemingly insignificant hardships – are so long-lasting.
We develop necessary survival strategies to deal with these problems.
↑↑↑ This is natural and good! ↑↑↑
But gradually, these strategies become default thought patterns and behavior cycles that may not be so helpful. It’s like being on autopilot. We end up living unaware of the underlying defenses that drive our thoughts and actions.
You deserve a team of caring professionals dedicated to helping you overcome the obstacles that stand in your way.
We would be honored to walk alongside you on your journey toward self-discovery.
You can become the leader of your own life starting exactly where you are today. We want to shine a light and keep you safe along the way.
You’re in control of your healing journey. We’re just here to walk alongside you. We will never persuade or coerce you.
You are a dynamic person who deserves dynamic care. That’s why we invest our time and resources into constantly learning so that as things change, we can offer our clients the very best support.
Your situation is unique and worthy of multiple perspectives. Our therapists help and rely on each other so that we can give you excellent care no matter what it takes.
My life was on a self-destructive path once, too.
I was on autopilot for years. It was tough to connect with my kids, experience joy, and live a meaningful life.
I’m just like you.
You deserve to learn why it’s so hard.
It’s not your fault.
You deserve to learn how to do things differently and rewrite your internal programming so you can live an empowered life filled with authentic connection, joy, and purpose.”
Rediscover your inner strength and create a new way of living that aligns with your true desires and aspirations.
You are not alone. Together, we can unravel those old survival strategies that are no longer serving you.
When our founder, Laura, decided to start her therapy practice, it was tough to come up with a name that fit.
“Most people just use their actual name, but that didn’t feel right to me because my name isn’t really mine. I kept my ex-husband’s last name for the sake of keeping things simple for my kids. I didn’t want to use that.
I thought about using my maiden name, Olivieri, but that’s not really mine either – it’s my dad’s.
I wanted this practice to feel like mine, but also – f*ck the patriarchy!
So, I decided to combine Olivieri with my mom’s maiden name, Benasutti, to create something uniquely my own. Now we have a name that reflects who I am and acts as a symbol that each of us has the power to write our own story.”