My Approach to Helping
Psychotherapy Milestones is a small group private practice. Our belief and therapeutic approach is a collaboration between client and therapist, to work together as a team. Life sometimes presents obstacles that can be challenging to face alone, by working through these obstacles in therapy, you will have the support and tools needed to face anything life throws your way. We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is an evidence-based theory that focuses on exploring the connections of thoughts-feelings-behaviors, while providing concrete tools to help an individual maintain their greatest sense of emotional control in the most difficult of situations.
We believe in meeting a client where they are emotionally, meaning going at a pace that is most comfortable to the client, while at the same time, challenging the client to push beyond their comfort-zone.
My Role as a Therapist
The role of a therapist is forever changing. We have found that because therapy is not a one-size fits all, we adapt to the needs of our clients and therefore frequently find ourselves wearing multiple hats. Our role is sometimes to be a listening ear---or a motivator---or a sounding board to bounce ideas around with---or a person that challenges you to gain more personal insight and grow from that insight---or a therapist that gives you the tools needed to face a challenging life-obstacle.
Our role is to be therapists who helps you achieve your personal therapeutic goals.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
Going into therapy is not an easy process. People tend to have a lot of different emotions surrounding their decision to finally make the call and go in to meet with someone. There may be a mix of emotions relating to making this first step and what we say to that is---it is normal!! The therapy process looks different for each person entering into therapy, but questions about what to expect can be discussed at length with the therapist, who is here to make this transition and adjustment the easiest it can be.
Remember that you are not alone in the therapy process---it is something that both you and the therapist will journey through together!