It's my job to help my clients get to a place where they are putting themselves first, no longer bending to other people’s needs and desires before theirs, excited about their life, less stressed, and confident and secure about the women God has called them to be regardless of what they have achieved. This is where I operate in my zone of genius. I truly love it here and can't wait to serve YOU!
I realized that my life had gotten out of control and I had to figure out how to get back in control and FAST. Because I was literally c r u m b l i n g inside. This realization led me down a path of discovering the real WHY of how I found myself in such a dark place - I consumed myself with work in order to avoid facing MYSELF. I wasn’t exactly happy within and it showed through the lack of quality care I gave myself.
Now I know the importance of making sure I’m well and of taking breaks to rest and enjoy life outside of what I do. I know how to identify my needs and boundaries and communicate them with ease. Now I know that what I do as a therapist doesn’t define who I am. I know that my worth isn’t tied to my achievements. And that’s on PERIOD.
Now I work with my clients to challenge the same narratives I struggled with, that have them thinking that they're lazy, unproductive, selfish, and bad people for setting boundaries, leaning into rest, and caring for themselves in all ways.
8am to 7pm. These were the hours that I clocked into work, every single day, seeing clients every single hour on the hour. Barely taking any time for myself to catch a breather or even eat lunch (AND I CAN EAT OK LOL). After almost a year of this routine, I DREADED going into work. Even though I loved working with my clients - I found myself starting to zone out while listening to them, struggling to make it through the day, overwhelmed, full of anxiety…something had to give!
I'm a serial entrepreneur who’s used my academic background and corporate experience to launch companies and programs for millennial women of color.
As a personal finance coach for one of my former businesses, Debt Free Black Girl, I realized that money wasn’t the true issue in my clients’ lives. It was the anxiety, toxic relationships, trauma, fear and doubt, avoidance—their MINDSETS—that held them back from thriving in their finances and other areas of life. So in late 2018, I pivoted my business to address more of those topics.
And in June 2019, all of my experiences led me to launch Her Therapy Space, a mental health and wellness education and consulting firm where millennial women of color receive tools, resources and the accountability needed to do the work beyond the (therapy) couch.
❌ overbooking your schedule and stretching yourself thin
❌not caring for your body/wellbeing properly
❌ weakening your self-identity
❌ working with misaligned clients or projects
❌feeling responsible for the happiness of others/people pleasing
❌ not having the time to do the things that you find joy in
❌ going places you don’t want to go
❌ losing your voice, not feeling heard or seen
Freedom to take a vacay just because. Freedom to say no to clients who aren't a good fit. Freedom to sit in the house and do nothing. Freedom to make decisions based on what you want and not what you think you should be doing. Freedom to ultimately live the life that you desire and deserve.
As a helping professional, one of your greatest assets is TIME. It’s easy to get caught up if you don’t have healthy, clear boundaries in place.
is required of my leadership, both internal and external
are vital for doing the important
work of uncovering who you are outside of the workplace
starts with creating and upholding my
boundaries and those of others
are intertwined and within mine and yours reach
doing the work is the only way to
©KRISTIN WINCHESTER LPC 2022