We had the good fortune of connecting with Meredith Edwards and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Meredith, how does your business help the community?
I’m a psychotherapist, so my work is centered around service, which is my top core value. I believe psychotherapy helps us heal, evolve, and grow into the person we’re meant to be, the person we desire and deserve to be. In its purest form, the therapeutic process instills awareness, relief from pain and suffering, and a safe, secure attachment (between therapist and client) to meet the psychological needs that most of us have not received.
What should our readers know about your business?
I have known that this work, helping others through the dark places, is my dharma, my purpose. It has always been with me, in my family system, with my friends, strangers, and in all my various communities and work experiences; it is a part of who I am. Gratefully, my history, values, and education have aligned to allow me the opportunity and privilege to work with others professionally as a psychotherapist, and I love it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The beach at sunset, boat riding/watching in the marina, Venice canals, hiking in the Pacific Palisades, Hollywood Forever Cemetary.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to the light and the dark, the joy, and the pain; they are all teachers! I am currently most inspired by the works of Gabor Maté, Bessel van der Kolk, Laurence Heller, and Peter Levine, who, based on their clinical research and many years of medical and scholarly experience, are shining a light on the neurobiological impacts of trauma and how we can transform it.
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