My Approach to Helping
I am glad to be able to provide you with some information about my practice that may help you make an informed decision about pursuing therapy services.
During your initial visit, we will begin our therapeutic relationship and discuss your short-and long-term goals for therapy. Whether you are interested in a few sessions to deal with current life stressors or seeking long-term therapy to overcome debilitating mental health symptoms or past trauma, we will create a treatment plan that will help you to live a more fulfilling life. I take a collaborative approach where you determine your needs and I work with you to address the issues that brought you to therapy while identifying strategies to assist in the healing process.
If you are looking for a therapist who listens to you throughout the session without offering any insights or guidance, I am not that. I am also not one to dictate how you should handle your stressors. You will be listened to during your session. I will ask questions and offer you a number of possible strategies to determine what will work best for you. If you are not comfortable taking the steps that are suggested, it is unlikely that you will use them. I am committed to finding find solutions that feel right for you and that you are likely to commit to.