Dr. Natalie Compagni Portis PsyD, MFT
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Dr. Natalie Compagni Portis PsyD, MFT

Psychotherapy through the life cycle.

A personal aproach

"Remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart, peace is possible.”

Dr. Compagni Portis believes that each of us brings our unique history and experience to each relationship, with our partner, our children, our colleagues, friends and families. Through dialogue and learning deep empathy and understanding of ourselves as well as our partners, we can learn to trust, heal old wounds and love more deeply, and find deep satisfaction within ourselves and in our relationships.

Psychotherapy as discovery

"When the stories of our life no longer bind us, we discover within them something greater. We discover that within the very limitations of form, of our maleness and femaleness, of our parenthood and our childhood, of gravity on the earth and the changing of the seasons, is the freedom and harmony we have sought for so long. Our individual life is an expression of the whole mystery, and in it we can rest in the center of the movement, the center of all worlds.”

―Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

A path to healing

We must look at ourselves over and over again in order to learn to love, to discover what has kept our hearts closed, and what it means to allow our hearts to open.

Who we are and who we can be, need not be limited by our personal history. It informs us, and it is important to understand our history and its impact on our beliefs and relationships. Psychotherapy offers us an opportunity to explore our history and to learn to make choices to have the freedom in each moment to make different and better choices for ourselves.

Through psychotherapy we can develop more resilience and balance in our life, and learn to open our heart, live more fully, and be more conscious of ourselves and our impact on others.

Psychotherapy is about more than self-improvement; it offers us the opportunity to love more deeply, and have more joy, and to understand what keeps us from having that.