My Approach to Helping
We are all awash in self help information. The problem is sorting and using the information in a successful way. Busy lives and numerous, competing pulls on our attention and energy can sabotage change. And change can be hard! Together we can come up with solutions; test out what works and what doesn't. You don't have to be alone trying and failing to achieve personal goals, struggling with depression or anxiety.. You can feel better and have a happier life.
More Info About My Practice
I work Monday through Friday; with evening appointments available. I offer teletherapy (sessions done remotely) as well as face to face sessions. I'm happy to schedule a free phone consultation prior to your first appointment.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Talking is an action. So is listening. Allowing yourself the time and space to look at, share your problems can lighten the load and find the right solution. Therapy can keep you on course, help you change the habit of destructive, discouraging thinking. Therapy can help you learn to work with yourself, learn to know yourself and what works for you. Create more success in your life. Feel better about yourself and your life.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
If you were limping because of a painful knee, you would most likely see a doctor. Sure you might try ice first, try heat, stay off it for a bit. But if nothing worked, you would go to a doctor. Going to therapy to address a problem, figure out why you feel sad, angry or worried and irritable all the time, is the same.
Everyone who comes to see me has tried their best to solve the issue. No one who sees me is weak even if that is part of what they think by making an appointment. I am often amazed at how strong people can be coping on their own. Take care of yourself. You can feel better.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
Therapy is a process. That said, therapy has a distinct beginning phase, a middle phase and an ending phase. Many factors make up how fast people move through the stages. The beginning stage usually feels good. The feeling of finally tackling the problem is motivating. You begin to see results. Middle stage is more about success and failure as you begin to understand yourself better and learn what works for you. The last stage is about solidifying your results. You come much less often. You have learned about yourself, what works and what doesn't. Therapy is a process that works!