My name is Maryjane and I reside in Las Vegas, Nevada where I currently practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Recovery Coach, Life Purpose Coach, and Energy Healer. I have been in the helping profession for the past 13 years. As a result of my own journey from compulsive behaviors and my desire to heal and be “normal” I have learned many helpful strategies. A lot of them worked for a short period of time but I often felt like I would take 1 step forward and 2 steps back. Ultimately what I have come to believe is that the root cause of addictive behavior is a lack of self love.
This understanding has completely changed the way I work with clients, my approach is one of helping others learn self compassion, self forgiveness, while at the same time letting go of blaming others or life circumstances and starting to take 100% responsibility for change. This is where some of the alternative therapies are really helpful. On a rational level we can say we let things go or know that we are deserving but somewhere under the surface there must be a part of us that dosn’t agree or change would be easy and for most of us it is not.
The process of change must include learning to believe we are lovable, that we are enough, otherwise it becomes impossible to heal and live the life we are meant to live. It’s because we feel we don’t deserve _______, you can fill in the blank. It’s the not deserving part of us that will self sabotage every time you start to get near having those things that you want. Or there is a feeling deep down (or maybe not so deep down) that I just don’t believe that I am capable of reaching my potential and so why bother and you don’t even try.
On my journey I found Energy Psychology. I have developed a program that really goes to the core wounds using techniques like EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), PSTEC, Reiki, Access Bars, as well as evidenced based practices like Cognitive Behavioral approaches, along with coaching exercises to start to identify what it is you really want as you are healing past hurts. There is not a one size fits all program that helps in the process of change and healing, we are all unique and though our stories may have some similarities we all have our own life experiences and view of the world. I know that 12 step programs have helped many but they are a great example of trying to sometimes fit a square peg in a round hole. We need support I get it, so if it works for you I’m not saying it’s wrong, just that it’s not for everyone.
I still work as a therapist and I have done a lot of my own therapy and it was helpful. However, my real changes started when I began to use energy healing techniques. Over the years I have started to incorporate some of these techniques in my practice and I found that I enjoyed my work more, and clients were receptive and were getting results. I see the limits of traditional therapy and so I have developed a coaching program that incorporates many different modalities and that is where my passion is now.
Also when I say recovery it doesn’t always mean from addictive behaviors, we recover from losses in our lives and need support, we recover from health conditions that have changed our life in dramatic ways. These strategies can help with many different kinds of recovery.