“Why can’t I handle it myself? People who go to therapy are weak.”
Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in a sea of problems and you just can’t seem to find your way back to the surface? Well, guess what? You’re not alone! Even the strongest and most capable people need a helping hand every now and then. And the fact that you’re here, reading this, shows that you have the courage and wisdom to recognize when you need help and the ability to reach out for it.
Sometimes we all hit a rough patch where our usual strengths and coping mechanisms just don’t seem to cut it. It can be frustrating and overwhelming, but don’t worry – that’s where I come in! Together, we’ll work to identify those strengths that have helped you in the past and figure out how to apply them to your current situation. With a little guidance and support, you’ll be back on track in no time!
“What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend?”
Have you ever wondered what sets apart someone who can do something from someone who can do it professionally? It’s all about training and experience. When it comes to mental health, a professional can help you approach your situation in a whole new way. They can teach you new skills, offer different perspectives, and listen to you without any judgment or expectations. Plus, the best part is that therapy is completely confidential. You don’t have to worry about anyone else knowing your business. And if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there’s always the risk that you might start avoiding them once you start feeling better. But with a mental health professional, you can rest assured that you’ll get the support you need without any of the awkwardness. So why not take the first step towards a happier, healthier you?
“Can’t I just take medication?”
Sure, medication can help alleviate symptoms, but it’s not a cure-all. That’s where our work together comes in. I’m here to help you get to the root of the issue, to really dig deep into your behavior and thought patterns, and to teach you strategies that can help you achieve your personal and/or relational goals. Think of us as partners in this journey towards a happier, healthier you.
“How does it work?”
“How long will it take?”
I wish we could give you a straightforward answer, but the truth is that therapy is a highly personalized journey. Your circumstances are entirely unique to you, and the amount of time it takes to achieve your goals will depend on a variety of factors. Your level of commitment, your desire for personal growth, and the underlying reasons that brought you to therapy in the first place will all play a role in determining the length of your journey. But don’t worry, I am here to guide you every step of the way!
“I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?”
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active involvement, candidness, and perseverance are the key to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the effort you put in outside of our sessions that will truly pave the way for your personal growth and development.
“My partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual counseling or couples counseling?”
Are you feeling worried about your relationship? If you and your partner are both interested in working with me, I would love to start by working with both of you together. Once we’ve made progress, if one of you would like to continue with individual sessions, I’m happy to work with just one of you. It’s important to note that it’s not recommended to switch from individual to couples therapy with the same therapist due to potential trust issues. Let’s work together to strengthen your relationship and build a stronger foundation for your future.