My Approach to Helping
Therapist shopping is the worst! I understand, because I've been there too. When life feels overwhelming, exhausting, and out of focus, it's awful to comb through ad after ad wondering: Can I trust this person? Will they judge me? Is this person any good? Don't worry- all of these thoughts are normal. You're on the right path. Unfortunately, there isn't a therapist compatibility app and swiping left or right will only smudge your screen.
Be proud of yourself for taking the first and hardest step on your path to living a happier, less anxious, less stressful life. Going to therapy doesn't mean you are weak- it means you are strong and you are willing to do the work to achieve your goals. Therapy is an investment in yourself and your future. Investing in your well-being allows you to be more engaged in life, have a successful career, and be more connected to loved ones.
More Info About My Practice
In an effort to make your therapist shopping experience more pleasant, I'm always happy to chat to see if this is a good fit for you. Let's work together to help you be your best self, living your best life. Your healthier life starts now- check out my website for more details or call for a free 15 minute consultation.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
That's ok, most people are! If you've never gone to therapy, the anxiety of the unknown is totally normal. Or maybe you have had therapy, but it wasn't a good experience? Sadly, that's all too common as well. I specialize in working with individuals who feel trepidatious about starting therapy or have had negative experiences in the past. The good news is, there's never any kind of long-term commitment so if you do take the plunge, you can stop at any time. Feel free to take a look at my website and reach out when you're ready.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
The stigma of mental health issues is real! Many people feel ashamed or are worried that their job might find out if they go to therapy. What has always baffled me is: If you broke your arm, you would likely head to the emergency room, call work and tell them you're taking time off, and go home and rest. There is nothing different about mental health concerns! If you're feeling down, it's ok to take a day off work and rest. You're not feeling well. Most likely, you would do the same if you had the flu and not feel much guilt about taking a day to sleep and feel better. Again, mental health concerns are the same! Take the time you need - it doesn't mean you are weak or flawed. It means your body is telling you that you need some rest and self-care.