Feeling insecure about your identity as an artist & seeking a greater sense of direction & purpose?
Counseling can help you gain understanding, clarify your artistic voice, and increase motivation to create with joy and confidence.
Counseling for Performing Artists in Kansas City, Missouri
Helping performing artists such as singers, actors, dancers, and comedians shift from insecurity and shame to courage and pride in who they are.
Sometimes life sucks. Perhaps right now, it’s one of those times.
Most people who start counseling feel lost in life on some level, unsure of how to find their way. Perhaps you can relate. Maybe your creativity is nonexistent or you know you’d be happier if you made changes but it feels safer and more comfortable to stay the same.
Stuck in negativity and feeling unmotivated, you may feel like life is simply too hard.
Do You Feel Insecure, Worried, Lost?
Does any of the following resonate with you?
- You worry about an uncertain future
- You want to feel more alive and productive as an artist
- You struggle valuing your self and the work you do
- You experience shame around your place in the world
- You find it hard to “ride the wave” of gig life with it’s ups and downs
If these sound true for you, I want you to know that you are not alone. Many artists struggle with feelings of insecurity. Therapy provides a non-judgemental space for you to talk freely about what’s bothering you.
Self-care is not an indulgence or a selfish act. In fact, it is especially important to take care of yourself when you are an artist. YOU are the instrument in your artistic expression. You must care for your instrument.
Counseling Can Help You Gain The Courage To Be Your True Self
It’s possible to feel better. Imagine a life where you could…
- Shift into a more positive and hopeful outlook on life
- Figure out who you are and what direction to go in next
- Create a more meaningful life based on who you are and what you desire
- Change your life for the better
Feel confident, secure, and aligned with your true self
Counseling helps you rise above your challenges and start moving towards your goals with less confusion and more confidence. With the help of a collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will co-create a new narrative for you. You will lean into a story that prioritizes, serves, and empowers you so that you can tackle the challenges that come with your unique artistic life.
I’ve helped people struggling with a low sense of self-worth to establish stronger boundaries and put themselves first. As performing artists, we are often seen as low on the totem pole of society. Counseling can help you to value your self and your work so that you can continue to expand into the ever-evolving work of art that YOU are.
My name is Katie Burnett and I am a psychotherapist and fellow artist who is here to help.
How Counseling for Performing Artists Works
Counseling consists of 50-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you work through your concerns. In addition to listening, I will ask questions, reflect your stories back to you and co-create more empowering narratives with you. You are in the driver’s seat in this endeavor, as I believe my clients are the experts in their own life. I will however play an active role by helping to re-frame your stories and gently nudging you toward your goals. Here’s how it will work step-by-step:
- First, I provide a safe, accepting space so that you will feel comfortable sharing your struggles with me.
- Through hearing your story, I will start to get a picture of what your challenges are.
- We will start with helping you with immediate concerns like managing difficult emotions and challenging life situations.
- We will also work to discover what your goals are in therapy and in life.
- Keeping your unique goals in mind, we’ll figure out what’s needed to help you reach them.
- Over the course of our sessions, you will start making progress towards the life you desire.
Research shows that counseling can positively change your thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back.