Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology
I'm a licensed professional.
MFT - 49048
My role is to provide support to clients in finding their way to improved functioning, emotional health, enhanced relationships, and renewed joy in their lives. I will not tell my clients what to do, but I will support them in finding their own path. Using my training and experience I help clients learn new coping skills, build on strengths and identify resources for change.
The most important thing in therapy is the client/therapist relationship. There are many types of therapy and therapists, so despite a past negative experience in therapy it might still be helpful for you. It is important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with, who works in a style appropriate to your situation and your personality. If you have questions or concerns about the style or progress of therapy you should be able to discuss this openly with your therapist. Sometimes a therapist who is a good fit for your friend is not a good fit for you.