Step 1: Practicing Emotional Awareness
The first step in the therapy process is to help clients become aware of their emotions. Recognizing the pattern and the correlation between emotional trigger(s) and behaviors will bring clarity and calmness in your life.
Do you react or respond to your emotional trigger? Many people have been hurt, damaged, and traumatized from their past experiences in different relationships, especially from individual’s family of origin. Their emotional growth has been held back. Suffering from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, low confidence, and feeling unworthy are very common. By identifying and connecting the trigger and the meaning behind it, we are then able to take responsibility to choose how to respond to a situation instead of reacting. An emotionally healthy person would respond instead of react to a situation. As a result, you will be able to manage your emotions instead of being controlled by your emotions. This is the practice for achieving emotional maturity.
Step 2: Restoring Your Healthy True Self
This stage of therapy is to help you recognize the pain, hurt, fears, disappointment, distorted thinking, and damage that was caused from your past relationships, experiences, or family of origin at a deeper level. I believe people are born with their Healthy True Self but it has been distorted throughout the growing up process. Learning and practicing listening, respecting, and responding to your true self is crucial. Let go of what has been causing you to be stuck and shut down emotionally. Let the healing process begin.
Step 3: Reconnecting Your Healthy True Self
After going through the process of restoring your Healthy True Self,it’s time to reconnect and learn new skills and strategies which will validate and strengthen your Healthy True Self.The healthy you will become secure and confident from the inside out. You are now ready to build healthy relationships with your friends, family, and community.
The real power that emotional health and maturity unlocks is our ability to choose:How we respond to situations—this is the gift that I offer to my clients.
Laura Tsang is also listed in Best Marriage Therapists in Seattle
Education:Laura Tsang received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Manitoba and completed her MS from the Master Degree.
Licensing & Certifications:
- License State: Washington
- License Number: LF00000895, received 2001
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Aging Therapy
- Anger Management
- Behavioral Issues
- Buddhism & Mindfulness Therapy
- Career Counseling
- Codependency Relationships
- Coping Skills
- Dating Coaching
- Family Conflict
Types of Therapy:
- Systemic Therapy
Services Provided Via:
- In person
- Internet meeting
Working With Marriages for:
- 20 Year(s)
Hourly Fees Range:
- $150 - $200