I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own.
Everyone needs help now and then.You already have strengths that you’ve used before, and for whatever reason, they are hard to access right now or something else is also needed. Also, when we are stressed it is very difficult to remember our strengths. If talking is uncomfortable for you, I specialize in methods that limit having to discuss the past, but let you address the experiences of the past any way.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
Sometime are stressors are things are support people aren’t familiar with. Sometimes they are stressed, too. Also, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Typically the fastest way through an incredibly difficult time may require both medication and therapy.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
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.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
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 participation and dedication is vital to your success. Homework is a great way to speed up therapy, so please let me know if you’re interested.