Dan Panzarella, MA. LPC
My passion for helping others connect and heal stems from my personal experiences and contemplative training. Growing up without a father and an abusive stepdad, I cultivated many negative beliefs and limiting patterns. Having struggled through addiction, chronic pain, fatigue and anxiety, I offer an embodied experience of healing coupled with precision skills, immense compassion, and a desire to cultivate global healing one person at a time.
My practice is rooted in the idea that we are all born with basic goodness – which is something we never lose. As we grow, messages are passed on from parents, family, and society that cultivate our world view, while experiences shape how we attach to others and ourselves. As children, we have no choice but to take in these introjects – which are often the products of well-meaning, conditioned people doing the best they can – and make them our own. Even if the story created is miserable, it’s known, and therefore safe.
Therapy provides us the opportunity to safely explore these old tapes, survival strategies, and limiting beliefs to uncover deeper truths, boundless possibilities, wholeness and health. Utilizing here-and-now interventions, elements of Gestalt, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (mindfulness, somatic approach to healing), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion, will help guide you towards inner stillness, truth, and boundless potential.
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