My Approach to Helping
Are you feeling "stuck" in life and wanting to move forward, but feeling held back or unsure about what's best for you? Perhaps anxiety, relationship problems, a career you're unhappy with, or difficulty making tough decisions are making it hard to live a happy, fulfilled, and meaningful life. If so, I can help. My approach to helping is collaborative. This means we'll work together to identify problems, establish goals, and work towards solutions. Through the process, you'll learn more about yourself and will gain new ways of thinking and behaving that will promote effective and lasting positive changes.
More Info About My Practice
I understand that taking the first step towards finding a counselor isn't always easy. Because of this, I aim to make the process as comfortable and smooth as possible. In my office, you'll always be in a judgment-free zone where confidentiality is a top priority.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
Initially, the goal is to just get to know one another. I'll introduce myself and ask you to share a little bit about yourself to include reasons for starting counseling, goals for the process, and some basic background information. I may also ask you to share about family, friends, interests, and anything else that I think might be important for me to know in order to help you best. Because it's important that you feel comfortable, it's up to you how much information you want to provide and at what rate you want to move.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Typically, therapy takes place once per week for 50 minutes - 1 hour. The frequency can be adjusted based on your need for support, issues you're wanting to address, or financial ability. How long a person comes to therapy can depend on many factors and is different for everyone. Some people have short-term needs that can be addressed in a few weeks. Others stay in therapy on a long-term basis for deep and complex issues or for ongoing support and maintenance.