I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.”
What about medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with therapy. It can be a helpful and supportive resource as we explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths.
How does therapy work?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long does it take?
Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them. The length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
What should I expect for the initial session?
There is free on-site parking behind the building. My office is on the second floor. There is not elevator access. During the first session, I ask about your concerns, personal and relational history, and initial goals. Following sessions will focus on the steps necessary to achieve your goals.