My Approach to Helping
I believe that at one time or another, we all need help and support in navigating difficult times in our lives. We live in a challenging world so difficulties are inevitable. Reaching out for help does not make you weak, it actually takes quite a strong person to do this. I like to assist my clients in finding their way and becoming excited about their lives again (or for the first time)! Your story is unique and it can help to make sense of the past, present, and future in order to make positive changes or to assist in the healing process.
More Info About My Practice
I don't want my office to be an intimidating place. I strive to provide a comfortable and relatable atmosphere for you to be able to process that which is causing you difficulty in your life. My approach to therapy is to provide unconditional support and positive regard for you as a person, free from judgement and always with respect and care.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
To be able to help enable another human being in functioning more effectively in the world and travel around a little "lighter" from all of the weight being lifted is one of the most satisfying parts of my career. It is my joy and my honor to watch someone's mood and demeanor transform (sometimes within the same session), from defeated and hopeLESS to empowered and hopeFUL. We all have strengths that can help us cope, sometimes we just need a little help identifying or recognizing those strengths, then utilizing them to our advantage!
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
The length of therapy is based on the individual and the difficulty they are facing. Some people enjoy having a more long term therapist in order to "bounce ideas" off of and reflect on situations in their day-to-day life. Others may desire a more short term therapeutic experience. I can provide both. The average number of sessions I see someone who is simply trying to resolve a situational issue is 6-8 sessions. I recommend weekly to bi-weekly appointments but this schedule is one that you and I can decide on in the initial session. Therapy is complete when you and I discuss what is comfortable for you and when you wish to discontinue therapy. However, you are always welcome back if something else should arise.