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 ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
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 your business.
How does it work?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual and couple. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and 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 therapy.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. Coming to therapy once a week when you start therapy allows your therapist to get to know you and there is usually a lot to talk about.
My partner and I are having problems. How do you work with couples?
I see couples together the first two sessions and then one individual session for each partner. We then continue couples therapy meeting together every session there out. Sometimes I may find it helpful to see each partner separately for one session each as we progress with couples therapy.