Find Your Mana (Power)

Do you feel like the underdog, walking through life trying not to draw attention to yourself while judging yourself, comparing yourself to others, and doubting yourself and your decisions?

  • Do you dread situations where you are in the spotlight?
  • Do you hate the direction your life is going but feel confused as to how to change it?
  • Do you over think your decisions, making you feel unsure it was the right one or not making one at all?
  • Are you a people pleaser or perfectionist in the hopes that others will like you or that you will feel better about yourself?
  • Do you try to escape the anxiety and depression you feel by using drugs or alcohol, overeating, being glued to a screen, etc?
  • Do you suffer from the mental and emotional injuries of trauma or complex trauma that leave you feeling empty and even dead inside?
  • Have you/do you experience systemic oppression and are navigating the impact of this?
  • Do you feel confused and alone in your unique identity experience, often feeling like you belong nowhere?

Your life doesn’t feel that exciting or meaningful and you probably think it’s all your fault because you don’t think you make good decisions..

It’s not uncommon for you to wake up wishing you were someone else with a different life. In fact, making decisions is exhausting because you spend so much time thinking about what you should do that sometimes it’s just easier not to make any. Doing what your friends or family want you to do never seems to make you feel that good, but sometimes it’s easier than figuring it out for yourself. When it comes to relationships in your life, it’s hard to feel that connected because you never know what you should say or how you should act. You wish you felt good enough about yourself so that life didn’t feel so hard, but all the unhealthy things you do to feel just a little bit better end up sending you into an even worse shame-spiral.

Making a decision about going to therapy and picking “the right” therapist feels overwhelming. And, once you get there, how are you even going to find the right words to talk about how you’re feeling? There’s no way a therapist is going to understand what that’s like – they talk about feelings for a living. Going to therapy means that you have to deal with how you’re feeling, and that feels scariest of all.

Talking about how we feel is scary to most people. Making good decisions is an art with which we all struggle. No therapist is exempt from trying to figure out how to deal with our own shit which includes failing miserably at one time or another.

So it might come as a surprise, but you and I are not that different. In fact, we are probably kindred spirits because I know exactly what it’s like to struggle to connect to and articulate how I feel and fail miserably because I thought the only way was to think my way through it.

The kind of therapy I provide is going to help you stop living solely in your head and start connecting to the other pieces of the puzzle, including your emotions, your body, and your spirit.

Operating from a place of embodied wholeness is good for a whole lot of reasons. It’s a quality most needed to make intuitive decisions we feel good about. Embodied wholeness makes it easier to tolerate and work through difficult experiences because we have more internal resources then just our thoughts. It also helps us to become more skilled at describing our internal world so that others can understand us better and thus we feel more connected to them.

I also offer psychotherapy for the exploration of the intersectionalities of your identity and your experience of oppression and/or privilege. This therapy space is conducted through an anti-racist, social justice and intersectional feminist lens. It is intended to be a space for you to face (as much as you are willing) the burdens you have taken on or the burdens that were given to you related to your identities and the systems of oppression in which we live.

I am also very passionate about providing therapy to other therapists. Many of you therapists are incredible healing facilitators who deserve the same authentic, compassionate and healing space you provide your clients. When you seek therapy as a therapist here, know that you will be met with authenticity and realness, holistic and skilled approaches, someone who practices what they preach and gets the intricacies of seeking therapy as a therapist.

Find Yourself.

In the process of connecting to these other pieces of your puzzle, you will learn the revolutionary act of learning how to love and accept yourself. The ability to love yourself above all else opens up a whole new world to you – one where it’s so much easier to take good care of yourself, to be around people who treat you well, or to let yourself be in the limelight because you actually believe you are worthy and deserve it. Having self-love, self-acceptance and self-compassion gives us more power than anyone or anything can give us.

You can feel the power and self-confidence that comes from healing your own pain and riding the ups and downs of life with ease.

 

There is hope.

Alexis Ornellas LPC | Mana Counseling | Boulder CO

Find Yourself.

In the process of connecting to these other pieces of your puzzle, you will learn the revolutionary act of learning how to love and accept yourself. The ability to love yourself above all else opens up a whole new world to you – one where it’s so much easier to take good care of yourself, to be around people who treat you well, or to let yourself be in the limelight because you actually believe you are worthy and deserve it. Having self-love, self-acceptance and self-compassion gives us more power than anyone or anything can give us.

You can feel the power and self-confidence that comes from healing your own pain and riding the ups and downs of life with ease.

 

There is hope.

Alexis Ornellas, LPC
Colorado License LPC0012209

I help people who feel disempowered, oppressed and unsure of themselves connect to their "Mana" (Hawaiian for power or life force). It's time to turn towards the parts of you that you hate so that you can develop more self love and self acceptance in order to live life as the confident warrior you are.

Address: 80 Garden Center, Suite 2 Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone:  646-651-2312
Email: alexis@manacounseling.com

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