My Approach to Helping
My philosophy is that by gathering a comprehensive history and description of presenting concerns, we can figure out both strengths and areas of need. Then it is ideal to first figure out what can be done to relieve some discomfort immediately while we work on some of the more complex challenges. Sometimes it is helpful to do some testing or formal assessment to discover what is going on beneath the surface. Then we can develop practical plans and goals for addressing the difficulties that led you to reach out for help.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Deciding to pursue therapy is a tough decision for many people. I get that. It is my sincere hope that if you decide to give it a go with me or another therapist at Rice Psychology Group, that you will feel relieved and pleased with your decision. We do our very best to help you feel comfortable from the very first phone call. Therapy with us tends to be a great experience as we use humor, insight, proven strategies and expert-level knowledge to help you feel better.
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
I believe that the two most important factors in choosing a therapist are chemistry and the therapist's experience in dealing with your specific area of need. The relationship has to feel right to you. You need to feel that you connect with the therapist and want to be there, even if what you are talking about it difficult. Also, it is so important that the therapist has successfully treated your kinds of troubles before and knows what works and what doesn't work. I'd be glad to talk with you more about this if you would like.