"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
What is therapy like?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
What purpose does therapy serve?
A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– listen to you without judgment or expectations, gain different perspectives, teach you new skills, and help you listen to yourself. And, because therapy is completely confidential, you won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business".
Why do people go to therapy?
People ask for help when they’re ready for change. Everyone needs help now and then.You already have strengths that you’ve used before, and for whatever reason, they aren’t serving you right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
What if I don't want to talk about something?
Usually, what you don't want to talk about is what you need to talk about. That said, we'll work at your pace, and talk about it when you're ready.
What about medication?
Medication alone doesn't solve all issues, it treats the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep for awareness, and help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals. Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed together with therapy. We can discuss it, and it’s always your decision. I can provide referrals for prescribers then.
What if I keep talking about the same thing over and over?
It's important to talk about things over and over, to work them through. Eventually, talking about them will shrink their power over you.