My Approach to Helping
Are you mentally exhausted from overthinking and worrying all the time? Do you find yourself being a high achiever, people pleaser, and perfectionist who has a hard time setting boundaries? Do many people admire you but have no idea you’re struggling with low self confidence? Do you feel like an imposter in your profession, as if you’re incompetent, don’t deserve your titleposition, or don’t deserve the amount of money you’re earning?
If you resonate with what you just read, then you’ve come to the right place!
Hi, my name is Darryon Spencer. I am a licensed psychotherapist providing online, virtual therapy to adults in Florida who are sick and tired of dealing with excessive worry, overthinking, low self esteem, and imposter syndrome.
In therapy, we’ll work together on unpacking as well as processing any anxiety, trauma, or depression you may be experiencing. You’ll learn how to remain a high achiever minus the expectations and pressure you once placed on yourself. We’ll work together on getting you to a place where you’re happy being and achieving excellence instead of perfection. You’ll learn how to still show up for others while setting healthy boundaries to honor your wants, needs, and mental well-being. You’ll come to realize that you’re competent, deserving, and worthy, even though you feel like an imposter.
I am here to help you achieve all of that. I am here to encourage, support, and validate your experience as you embark on your journey to mental wellness and becoming the best version of yourself!
(Be sure to get in contact with me to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation where I can answer any questions you may have or tell you more about therapy.)
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
If you're on the fence about going to therapy, visit my website at https:dcslmhc.com to learn more andor schedule a free 15 minute phone consult with me where I can address any questions, comments, or concerns you may have about therapy.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I empathize with you on such a deep level because I too have personally experienced anxiety and low self esteem. On top of that, I too have been a high achieving, perfectionist.
I can vividly remember the pressure I would put on myself to achieve ?greatness?, and the panic attacks I would experience after placing such ridiculously high expectations on myself. I remember feeling like I was never doing enough or good enough, especially after I compared myself to others.
Even though my family, friends, and colleagues all admired me, I still felt like an imposter, as if I wasn?t the person they saw me to be. I remember feeling alone, like I was the only one out there in this world dealing with these issues. That was until I started to go to therapy.
Going to therapy was one of the best decisions I ever made. My therapist validated my experience and helped me understand what I was experiencing and why. Equipped with knowledge, coping skills, and a new outlook on life, I was able to greatly diminish my worrisome thoughts and increase my self confidence. My goal is to do for you what my therapist did for me.
I?ll be right here with you throughout this entire process to listen, validate, and encourage you as we explore some solutions to your problems.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
The duration and frequency of therapy all depends on each individual?s therapeutic goals and is determined on a case by case basis by both the client and therapist.
For the first 3 months of therapy, it is highly recommended to attend therapy at least once a week for 50 minutes. Some people choose to take a more intensive approach to therapy by attending twice a week for a total of 120 minutes while others may attend once a week for a total of 80 minutes.
As for how many months therapy will last, the choice is yours. Research has shown that engaging in cognitive behavioral therapy for 3-4 months should be enough to see some improvements. But again, this isn?t the case for everyone. Some people start to see some improvements in their day to day lives after just a week or two while others take much longer than the 3-4 months to see any significant changes take place in their lives.
Now just because you experience ?some? improvements doesn?t mean you?ve gotten all there is to get out of therapy. You?ve more than likely been experiencing trauma, anxieties, depressed moods, and so much more throughout a great portion of your entire life.
So if you need support for longer than 3-4 months, don?t worry, I?m here to embark on this healing journey with you for as long as you need.