I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
Family and friends are a great source of support. Healthy relationships can certainly help to provide a sense of safety and well being. Counseling however, is confidential, objective, and collaborative. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself.
How long will it take?
Everyone’s circumstances are unique. We will work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. The length of time counseling can take to allow you to reach your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling.
No two people are the same. Sessions and treatment plans are tailored to meet the individual needs of my clients. I will help you to recognize underlying problems and to fully realize your strengths. I apply an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing from a variety of both short-term and long-term treatment methods.