I absolutely love helping individuals gain self-compassion. In my mind, it is the skillset that best helps us reach our goals without perfectionism. Self-compassion tends to be a very misunderstood concept such that many people believe that self-compassion means letting ourselves off the hook and making excuses for our own behavior. Quite the contrary, self-compassion is, in part, about grappling with our mistakes and flaws in a very direct, aware way. …It seems that self-compassion provides a safe internal environment to aim high, fail well, and trouble-shoot for next time.
Kathryn Byars, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and co-owner of the Triangle Area Psychology Clinic also know as the TAP Clinic. Dr. Byars' has vast training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), but she is most passionate about working with individuals struggling with perfectionism and shame. Check out her bio for more information about Dr. Byars' expertise.
TAP Clinic's Self-Compassion Informed Therapies: https://www.tapclinicnc.com/self-compassion-informed-therapies