Genevieve Fahey, M.A.

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Do you identify as highly sensitive or emphatic? Do you ever find yourself trying to use your empathy to heal others in your life? Do you find that it is easy for you to give, but not as easy for you to receive? Perhaps, you are the care-giver in your family, the one everyone calls when they have a problem, complains to, demands emotional labor from, or maybe they use you as the scape-goat?!
Is the amount of emotional labor you do in your life unbalanced for what you receive? Are your boundaries pushed and disrespected? Maybe you aren't even sure how to set them in the first place? 
I work with people who feel disempowered in their relationships, their lives, and feel disconnected from themselves. If you are highly empathetic, intuitive, or struggle with anxiety and boundaries I support you to become empowered. I support you to find your voice, set boundaries and build up your self-esteem.
I have extensive experience working with survivors of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and toxic relationships. I completed Domestic Violence Counselor Training before I started graduate school, and went on to work at Sojourn (A shelter for women and children) for 3 years. During grad school, I focused much of my interest on helping women recovering from toxic, violent, or abusive relationships. I say toxic/unhealthy relationships because there is a spectrum and not all unhealthy relationships are abusive or violent. I work with everyone on the spectrum to get to an even healthier place. And, my healing capabilities are not confined to romantic partnerships. I often work with mothers and their teenage daughters to improve their relationships as well. Yes, as you have probably noticed women are included heavily in my practice. I am a bit of a feminist in that I aim to support women in finding their empowerment.  I aim to support all subjugated people in finding empowerment. I work often with the LGBT population, and am a part of that community myself. 
The other side of feminism is supporting men to find a healthy balance in their masculinity and relationships. I am for a world where everyone is able to express and embody the full range of emotions and roles available. Toxic masculinity is telling men they have to be a certain way to be a man, and I believe that is harmful to everyone.  
I work from an Attachment Theory perspective, which means that I believe our early relationships with our caregivers have a great effect on our later relationships in life, and on the way we view the world. We will go into your past and untangle patterns that you have been stuck in for a long time to get you unstuck. 

Genevieve Fahey Reaches

Sacramento CA