Rawan Alsarayji is supervised by Stephen Polin, LMFT #7861
Heart to Heart Psychotherapy
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee
Supervised by Stephen Polin LMFT #7861
Oak Creek Relational Counseling Center
As a therapist who tends to soul, I believe that our sense of love and belonging (in our bodies, communities, culture, professions and families of origin) impacts us socially, cognitively, behaviorally, emotionally, somatically, spiritually, and existentially. Together we can rediscover what “home” means to you. I work with your stories, dreams, symptoms, behaviors, and mindfulness to guide you back into a full knowing of yourself, and acceptance of your path - even as you may be leaving it, physically. I specialize in the impact of personality factors and cultural knowledge on one's ability to cope with culture shock and stress.
I am a Shepard of the unknown. My work as a survival therapist is to find meaning and acceptance in crisis; I shine a light on the places in you that are difficult to see. I’ve lived a life that has forced me to befriend my own dark places, and to walk with them in ways that are gifts, not burdens. I’d be honored to help you do the same.
Practice silencing the Inner Critic (my Own Worst Enemy!) Too much woman, too fat, too lazy, terrible parent, family member, partner, citizen, clueless, thoughtless, never good enough...sound familiar? Being too tough on yourself (when you can't turn that voice off) can limit your potential. I’m here with you to temper your toughest critic.
I specialize in guiding your emotional pain into a transformative experience using a combination of psycho-education, skill-building, mindfulness, and developing and enriching your awareness of the body, mind, and emotional connection. While processing childhood memories is one way to transform the pain, I believe an emotional transformation is more effected by working in the present moment experience.
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Education & Training