Perfectionism is a pattern of thinking and behavior in which an individual sets extremely high standards for themselves and others, and becomes excessively focused on achieving these standards. While a certain level of perfectionism can be healthy and motivate individuals to achieve their goals, excessive perfectionism can become a source of significant distress and interfere with daily functioning. People who struggle with perfectionism may experience a range of challenges, including:
• Difficulty making decisions
• Feeling like you are never enough
• Fear of being judged, rejected, or misunderstood
• Difficulty expressing anger or disappointment to others
• Difficulty with vulnerability
• Feeling overly responsible
• Difficulty asking for help
• Self critical when you make mistakes
• A tendency to procrastinate or avoid tasks due to the fear of not being able to meet high standards
• Difficulty enjoying activities or achievements due to a focus on flaws or imperfections
How does therapy work at Knew You Psychotherapy?
At Knew You Psychotherapy, therapy begins with a free 15-20 minute consultation call with one of our Intake Coordinators. During the consultation, you and the intake coordinator will have a chance to further discuss what is bringing you to therapy, your therapeutic goals, your therapeutic history, and answer any questions you may have. The intake coordinator will also help determine the therapist that is the best match for you and schedule your first appointment.
At times you might feel a lot of pressure not only from others but also from yourself. You may never feel satisfied with your accomplishments and often not feel like what you have worked so hard on is good enough. At Knew You Psychotherapy, we implement a collaborative approach. We believe in the importance of building a therapeutic alliance and a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. Our goal is to support you explore how past experiences have influenced your present.
Therapists at Knew You Psychotherapy have received a variety of trainings in different modalities to meet your needs. We understand that there is no “one-fit-all” approach and for this reason we take pride in being knowledgeable in many different modalities, including EMDR, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Behavioral Therapy, CPT, Motivational Interviewing.
Get Started with Therapy Today!
If you're ready to let go of perfectionism and start living a more authentic, fulfilling life, schedule your consultation today. One of our intake coordinators will reach out to you to schedule your first session and help you take the first steps towards overcoming perfectionism and finding greater joy and satisfaction in your daily life.