My Approach to Helping
"Believing the judgments; too many obligations?" "Are you resisting what's here, feeling numb?" "Expected to roll over?" "Internal dialogue, unhelpful self talk?" I am a licensed psychotherapist, serving adults for 25+ years.
My approach draws on psychoanalytic thinking, which revolves on one central idea: much of what we think and feel remains outside of our awareness. Sometimes we keep powerful feelings hidden so we can continue moving through the day, or we simply cannot find time to reflect on everything that is happening to us. In any case, keeping these potent experiences hidden may leave us feeling stiff, dreary, unfulfilled, or even numb and dull.
Together we will gently, yet firmly, uncover the distant thoughts and feelings that leave us wondering “how did we get here?” Through this uncovering, we begin to feel cohesive, content, and liberated as these parts of ourselves finally come together.
For therapy to be effective, the person must feel emotionally secure with the therapist as well as have confidence in her ability. Ultimately, this matters more than the therapist's orientation.
Is there anything required of me for counseling? How long do I have to attend?
Therapy requires a commitment of time, energy, and coins. Therefore, you should be very careful about the therapist you select. Therapy isn't something you can attend once and expect maximum results. Most therapy requires a minimum of three months or 12 sessions to see maximum results; however, a recommendation will be made for you specific to your issues.
Second, it requires a commitment of work & effort. Clients who are involved in and take responsibility for their treatment experience a better outcome than those who show little to no effort.
Third, it takes a commitment of time and internal resources.
MAJOR GOAL OF THERAPY
Metta Counseling Services uses multiple approaches to therapy and your sessions go with the flow of your needs and unique individual personality. We invite you to feel comfortable being yourself in a safe accepting therapeutic setting, actively participating in your wellness.
The Metta Counseling Services strives to create an open, empathetic environment. Psychotherapy can open up new avenues to live life more fully. Effortful life experiences can lead to emotional knots and behaviors that are often not in a person’s best interest.
I believe creating a meaningful therapeutic relationship, where you can feel safe and free to explore, is essential to understanding and loosening the knots, liberating you to make better choices and live a more meaningful life. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from "word of mouth" referrals.