Why would I need therapy? Don’t only weak or crazy people need therapy?
I have survived all of my worst days, and some of them truly were horrible. Sometimes that’s all I did, survive. Therapy is a sacred journey only you can do and the goal is to live a better life. At different points, everyone could use a little help to do more than just survive another worst day.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
If you are very lucky and have such strong and meaningful relationships in your life, sometimes the difference doesn’t seem big. What I offer is a unique type of relationship that is free of judgement & entanglement with training & insight into what makes a life worth living. I’m also legally not allowed to spill the tea on ya, and when you make that next step on your journey you can walk away to live it.
Isn’t there a pill for this? Can’t I just take my meds?
Good therapist and good psychiatrist know that just therapy or just medication is not the whole picture. The brain is an amazing organ, one of the few that you can directly interact with and fix… it’s equally complex. Medications will not provide the new perspectives or skills for lasting changes, they may lose effectiveness, and you may need different scripts. To the degree you are comfortable, I will work with you and other medical professionals to advocate for the treatment that serves you best.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to 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 counseling 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.
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 will be crucial to your success.