Psychotherapy for People in Film/TV, Performing and Fine Arts.

Psychotherapy for People in Film/TV, Performing and Fine Arts.

So many actors, writers, musicians, cinematographers, dancers - people in the performing and fine arts - live, create, and perform through their childhood experiences. And yet, those same experiences can keep them struggling, hidden, and not living up to their abilities and potential. If you are a creative person or a performer feeling stuck in your life you have come to the right place to find a Psychotherapist who can help you live, create, and perform with purpose and passion. I am Dr. Mihaela Ivan Holtz and I developed Creative Minds Psychotherapy™ to help creative people and performers with personal/professional challenges, relationships problems/blocks, creative blocks, performance anxiety, other anxieties, depression and addictions. I also help creative individuals and performers to get out of abusive cycles (personal or professional) and move them toward dynamics that support their fulfillment and growth. You can reach me at 310-424-0292 for your free 15 minute phone consultation so we can discuss whether psychotherapy is the breakthrough that you really need.

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Are you struggling to keep your life together off the stage?

Are you struggling to keep your life together off the stage?

Many times depression is just a symptom of covering deeper wounds. Like the unloved child. A lack of being emotionally acknowledged and loved as a child, can leave one with a continued sense of loneliness, disconnection, and emptiness. One’s natural life energy can be repressed by unresolved early emotional injuries, such as early abandonment, rejection, criticism, shame, humiliation, loss or abandonment; therefore, leaving one vulnerable to depression. Also, depression can be brought on by a failure of individuation; living out of touch with oneself for so long, that eventually one would cease to exist emotionally. The lack of authentic and fulfilling relationships can also cause depression; a living that is starved of joyful connections. As we need genuine connections to feel alive through being inspired, motivated, and validated. We feel and become our best selves through genuine connections. Lastly, depression may be just the result of a genetic or biological predisposition.

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Is Anxiety Keeping you Stuck?

Is Anxiety Keeping you Stuck?

Many creatives and performers experience anxiety. Some believe it’s their anxiety that makes them good creatives or performers. It is not unusual for performers to believe that anxiety gives them “an edge,” making their performance more appealing. Also it is not unusual for creatives to turn their anxiety into successful screenplays, paintings, or other forms of art. Yet, for other creatives or performers anxiety is incapacitating. Anxiety can take over, controlling one’s life; preventing one from living their life or from becoming the best version of themselves. Anxiety can become a painful affair, with an undesirable impact on one’s creativity, performance, career and relationships.

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Is unresolved emotional trauma holding you back?

Is unresolved emotional trauma holding you back?

Emotional trauma becomes part of one’s internal world controlling one’s life. The traumatic experience will control how one functions in the world affecting one’s connections, work, performance, creativity, and accomplishments. Unfortunately, most are not aware that they live their life through the traumatic experience(s). They don’t know how life feels from a place of freedom; freedom from the constrains of the trauma. Since trauma operates outside our awareness, it keeps one trapped in self-sabotaging cycles. One’s focus determines and creates one’s reality. Unfortunately, unresolved emotional trauma becomes the perception through which one sees the world and becomes one’s focus, further perpetuating the trauma. Unresolved trauma is also masked in symptoms of anxiety, depression, addictions, and unsatisfying or hurtful connections.

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The Beautiful and The Dark Sides of Anger…Becoming Whole.

The Beautiful and The Dark Sides of Anger…Becoming Whole.

Anger, a source of damage and destruction? A source of beauty, connection,…

The Art of Facing Reality…Dare to Look at Your Reality and Have the Courage to Live!

The Art of Facing Reality…Dare to Look at Your Reality and Have the Courage to Live!

The Art of Facing our Reality. Dare to look at your reality…

Uncover your Unconscious Fears and Live Free…

Uncover your Unconscious Fears and Live Free…

Discovering and healing Unconscious Fears is one of my favorite work with…

Creative Minds Psychotherapy™

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C.G. Jung.

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