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. Having the courage to reach out is a sign of strength. We all need support at one time or another during our lives. In our work together, you and I will explore and identify your strengths and how to use them to manage the challenges you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
A therapist can help you approach your situation in a new way – by teaching you coping skills, providing a different and unbiased perspective, listening to you without judgment or expectations, and helping you listen to yourself.
What can therapy do for me?
Therapy can provide many benefits and they depend on each unique person. I will tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs. You do not have to have a mental health diagnosis to benefit from therapy, but you may simply want to work on personal growth.
Therapists can provide support and inspiration, encourage you to look for patterns that might be preventing you from reaching your goals, provide you with tools to navigate relationship challenges, teach you coping skills to help you deal with everyday life, and provide resources to assist you in addressing a wide variety of life’s issues and challenges.
How long will therapy take?
Everyone’s circumstances are different. The length of time therapy takes can depend on a variety of factors, including the issues that brought you to therapy, your commitment to doing the work that therapy requires, and your desire for personal growth.
By engaging in therapy, not only will you be working on current issues, but you will also gain the tools, knowledge, and insight needed to navigate future challenges that come your way. Most importantly, you will be taking the first step toward gaining benefits that will last for a lifetime.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
Your active participation and dedication will be vital to your success. For therapy to be effective, you should be working harder than I am, not because I am not willing to put forth the effort to encourage your growth and progress, but because a positive outcome depends more on how much time and effort you put into therapy.