Who am I?
My name is Kieran Mcmonagle. I started working in the mental health field, because I was young and struggling. I enjoyed being around other folks who were having a hard time. I felt an aptitude for working with kids with severe behavioral issues because I understood their communication and attempts for intimacy and love. I understood that, and it made sense to me.
I stayed in the mental health field because of the motivation for growth I experienced. I wanted intimacy, but I had no idea how to get it, and my attempts were met with fear of abandonment and loss. I tried too hard and found myself in shame spirals of death. Terrifying.
I clawed my way out. Sometimes I am not really sure how. I found comfort in somatic and body work. I began to watch my reactions, and practice something different. I tried being vulnerable, and acknowledging that I had no idea what I was doing.
Growth is a practice that is ongoing, and for me, it sometimes feels like I’ll never be fully be there. I know how to be vulnerable, I can practice intimacy, and I keep looking to redefine what building family looks like for me. I can help you with this too.
I am trained in many evidence based practices, including DBT, CBT, and solution focus therapy. I find, that building a trusting therapeutic relationship where we dive into the What and How creates curiosity, and from there, we try something different and find confidence in ourselves.