I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Are 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. I am a Therapist who also sees a Therapist. In our work together, we’ll explore and identify your strengths and ways to implement them to reduce stress you’re experiencing.
What’s the difference between talking to a Therapist, a friend, or family member?
A Therapist has professional training and experience. A mental health professional can offer different perspective, assist with skill building, and listen without judgment. Because I value introspection, I can also assist you in learning to listen to yourself. Secondly, as a professional, I must adhere to National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics and standards regarding confidentiality. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing your business.”
What if I’m already taking medication for my mental health diagnosis?
For several mental health diagnosis, research suggests that combining psychotherapy and medications may be more effective than either treatment alone. My holistic approach to mental wellness includes mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical components.
How does therapy work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person is facing different challenges and has different goals for therapy, my therapeutic approach will be individualized and strength-based.
How long does therapy take?
Unfortunately, I am unable to provide an answer to that question. Mental wellness is a journey, not a destination. The length of time counseling can take depends on the types of challenges you’re facing, your desire for personal development, your commitment, and other factors.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to increase effectiveness?
I am so excited about your desire to get the most out of your sessions, and I acknowledge you as the expert of your life! I encourage you to be honest in session and be open to continuing the work outside of session.