My Approach to Helping
I strive to make vulnerability more accepted rather than less uncomfortable. Discomfort promotes growth and growth is an indication of change; however, I respect that vulnerability comes with time. I know that you may not spill your life story in the first session and that is okay. I don't expect you to. I use the first few sessions to get to know you and build a bond with you that allows for and creates a safe space for you share your intimate feelings.
More Info About My Practice
I am practicing out of a group practice in Dunwoody. We have ten clinicians on staff, three of which are clinical interns. Marriage and family interns accept new clients at a fee of $50.
My Role as a Therapist
I often refer to my role as that of a passenger in a car. You are driving your life, you decide the destination. I step in when you may feel unsure or lost to point out signs and turns you may have missed and get you back on track. There isn't an estimated arrival time for this destination. We are simply enjoying the journey there.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
The first few sessions are kind of like the first few dates. I'm getting to know your family history, how you were raised, your values and morals you hold dear, positive influences in your life, etc. I need to know who you are in order to help you. There is not a one-stop fix-all remedy when it comes to therapy so I also like to know what you have tried in the past to move past an issue or conflict.