Mujerista and Womanist Focused Practice
If you’re walking through life with unprocessed trauma or painful life experiences from your childhood or recent past, you may be left feeling:
- chronic stress - depression
-anxiety - shame
- perfectionism - anger
- irritability - feeling out of your body
- numbness - hopelessness,
- emotional overwhelm - loneliness
- disordered eating - imposter syndrome
and so much more that is difficult to describe with mere words, but you can feel.
This can be especially difficult when you are also dealing with assimilation and/ or acculturation , the low or high expectations from family, the community, or merely existing in a black or brown body in a majority white state, neighborhood, school, or job.
Even though you are resilient, accomplished, and successful you look at yourself and believe you are not enough, not worthy enough, or an imposter. You often avoid authentically connecting due to the fear that you may truly be seen and ultimately rejected. You believe that the amount you produce equals your worth. You fear that you will never connect and have the relationships you desire.
If any of the above is your experience, I'm here to facilitate the change you want to see in your life, now that you are ready to invest in meeting your Spirit.
HOW WILL I HELP YOU?
Here at Your Spirit Heals You, I collaborate with you to create an intentional time and space to learn more about the truth of who you are and have always been. The you that was curious and compassionate, before the wounds, pain, and trauma you have endured, created ways to adapt, survive, and protect you.
I will encourage you to nurture a relationship with your spirit, to become grounded, mindful, empowered, connected to your body, and begin guiding yourself toward a holistic relationship with yourself and your community. I will assist you in seeing through the eyes of your spirit with compassion, love, creativity, and clarity.
I embrace a non-pathologizing, culturally affirming, and liberation-based psychology. I use an integrative approach with a reliance on evidence-based practices and the voice of wisdom from our ancestors. You will be liberated from the oppressive story you believe about yourself and move toward the healing you envision. When this happens, you become a life-giving fountain that will continue to give for generations.
Please Note: I will provide you with monthly billing statements you can submit to your insurance company to receive direct reimbursement. PLEASE contact your insurance company to get specific guidance on OON (out of network) providers and teletherapy reimbursement.
Marsha Cristales-Fontaine, MS, LPC, LMHC
Mental Health Clinician