My Approach to Helping
With summer over and the holidays around the corner, now is a time when many of us feel unsettled. You may have had a child leave for college and you're not sure how to adjust to being an empty-nester. It can be daunting to focus on yourself after so many years of focusing on your children. And with the holidays just around the corner, you may be hoping to avoid the stress as well as the emotional triggers that can be brought on by family expectations. Or if you've ended a relationship, navigating the upcoming holidays can be especially difficult. I understand it may be difficult to reach out for help when your world feels rocked by these kinds of changes. My approach to therapy is to listen to you, starting right where you are, and support you in your goals so you can achieve the outcome you seek. You won't feel like this forever. All it takes is the first step in a supportive environment.
More Info About My Practice
Thrive Counseling and Wellness is easily accessible and is located in a safe office building in the Fields-Ertel area of Cincinnati, near Costco and the Lexus dealership.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
You're not 100% sure if therapy is right for you. You typically feel that you have it all together. You function pretty well in day-to-day life. Yet inside, you don't quite feel like yourself. You're not as happy as you once were; you may be feeling stressed, depressed, anxious, or in grief. You don't have to live with these struggles. Therapy can give you the short-term guidance you need to cope with life transitions, and help you feel the way you used to feel. Or better!
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
Though I have plenty of tools in my therapeutic toolbox, the most important component of therapy is that we're a good fit for one another. So I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to all new clients so we can get to know each other a little bit before the first session. Then, if you decide to schedule a session with me, we can talk in greater depth about your goals for therapy. I believe in a collaborative approach to counseling: we'll start by exploring the challenges that bring you to therapy, and then together we'll find solutions that work for you.