©2018 BY MEGHAN O'CONNOR PSYCHOTHERAPY & RED THREAD COUNSELING

EXCAVATOR OF LOST PARTS, ARCHITECT OF MEANING 

INDIVIDUAL

I work most effectively with people who identify with one or more of the following statements:

 

  • My relationships drain me

  •  I can’t identify my needs but I can figure out what you want

  • I suffer in isolation

  • Life is exhausting

  • I can’t move my life in the direction I want

  • I feel helpless

  • I feel "other"

  • I am a survivor, but I can not seem to thrive

  • I have a rich fantasy world

  • I can not slow down

  • I am secretive

  • I feel like I'm on an emotional rollercoaster 

  • I feel responsible for making people love me

  • I am not sure if my childhood was difficult

  • I don’t feel like myself lately

  • I feel lost

 

My specialities include

  • Codependency 

  • Women’s Issues 

  • LGBTQI issues/Gender Identity

  • Childhood abuse and neglect 

  • Highly Sensitive People (HSP)

  • Depression and Anxiety 

  • Mood 'Disorders

A note on Codependency - I work with many people who suffer from issues related to untreated codependency. Codependency is simple by definition. It's a habit of putting other people's needs before your own. It's a pattern of orienting yourself around others rather than being your own center of gravity. Structured to please and avoid conflict, you have built a life that you have molded for others and not for yourself. At a certain point this creates what we call, in the language of psychotherapy, symptoms -Dissatisfaction, feelings of deadness, depression, overwhelm, bitterness, resentment, anxiety, obsession, and self-aggression. You spend more time day dreaming then actively pursuing the life that you want. You don’t even know what you want. You keep secrets from yourself. You hide. 

I offer both individual and group therapy to support folks who are seeking to strengthen their boundaries in relationship, harness more energetic autonomy, and cultivate more self-awareness and focus.