I’m not sure about whether or not therapy is for me. I don’t know if I’ll feel comfortable opening up.How can you help?
Therapy is super weird. However, we are here for a reason and I’m here for you to help you explore whatever is meaningful for you. All of us can benefit from therapy at one time or another. We might start by identifying your strengths and skills you’ve used in the past, and finding a way to help you to connect to your own inner power. It might feel intimidating, nerve-wracking, or overwhelming to come see me for the first time. I make it my passion to help you to feel held, safe, and free to express yourself in the therapy space.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
This space is here for you, and I will never push you in a way that feels like too much. I will gently push you toward your self-identified goals that we will create together in a collaborative and safe environment. I will always tailor my approach to meet your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. 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 in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.
My partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual counseling or come together?
If you are concerned about your relationship, and you would both like to work with me, I would initially work with both of you together. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual sessions, I could work with only one of you. It is not helpful to move from individual into couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues.