Suzanne Clark, LMFT

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Classes, Workshops in Park City

 
 

I offer mindfulness based psychotherapy.  I like to use "mindfulness" with my clients, which is a way of letting go of judgment and bringing present-moment focus to our thoughts, feelings, and valued activities.  So many of us carry our worst critic around in our own minds.  This critical part of ourselves is constantly busy reviewing the past and worrying about the future.  Meanwhile, we find ourselves repeating the same patterns in which we have been stuck for years.  Some of us feel overwhelmed by emotions that feel almost unbearable; while others of us have the sense that we lost ourselves somewhere along the way and perhaps haven’t felt much of anything in quite a long time.  Mindfulness is an alternative approach that offers a way to get “unstuck.”


Often our sense of “stuckness” is felt most acutely in our relationships. It can begin to feel like we are carrying around an invisible “blueprint” for relating that continues to play itself out no matter how much we resist.  Recent advances in neuroscience have shown that, in essence, these blueprints do exist.  From our earliest moments of life, our brains are literally shaped by our relationships with others. The hopeful news is that even at the level of our neurophysiology, we have tremendous capacity for change.  With the help of therapy, our relationships can begin to help us heal old wounds and grow into the people we most want to be. 

 

If you are reading these words, perhaps it’s because something has kicked open the door for you, and you’re ready to embrace change.  It isn’t enough to appreciate change from afar, or only in the abstract, or as something that can happen to other people but not to you.  We need to create change for ourselves, in a workable way, as part of our everyday lives.”

Sharon Salzberg

Mindfulness Based Counseling & Therapy of Park City