I feel very nervous about talking to a professional. I usually just deal with things on my own. Am I weak for seeking counseling?

No, seeking counseling does not make you weak, however, it is 100% normal to feel hesitant about making that initial call to start therapy. Many people feel nervous, self-conscious, or downright ashamed about "what it means to need therapy." Many of us grew up hearing and believing that therapy was for 'other' people and that [...]

I feel very nervous about talking to a professional. I usually just deal with things on my own. Am I weak for seeking counseling?2020-06-16T19:33:04+00:00

How will talking to a therapist be different from talking to someone I already know?

There can be great comfort found in talking to someone you already know, however, therapists have the professional training and experience to work with various problems sets from an array of perspectives. As licensed therapists, we can offer a level of support that fosters and encourages development of new skills and prompts insight and perspective [...]

How will talking to a therapist be different from talking to someone I already know?2020-06-16T19:34:19+00:00

What about medication? Can’t I just do that instead of therapy?

While medication treats various mental health symptoms, it is not designed to explore and treat foundational issues. Therapy, however, is. Therapy helps a person adopt new strategies for managing recurring life challenges and accomplish personal goals. Medication can be useful, but is often needed with the support of talk therapy as well.

What about medication? Can’t I just do that instead of therapy?2020-06-16T19:35:06+00:00

How does therapy work? How long will I need to attend therapy?

We are able to tailor our approach to fit your specific needs. The first session of therapy is one hour long, and subsequent sessions are 45-50 minutes. In our time together, we can discuss this further and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the therapy process. Some people come [...]

How does therapy work? How long will I need to attend therapy?2020-06-16T19:37:05+00:00

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

We believe that true therapy takes place from the time you leave my office to the time you return. This means that most of the work we will do will translate in some way to various aspects of your personal life. Your dedication is particularly crucial to meeting goals you have. The time you spend [...]

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?2020-06-16T19:39:26+00:00

I am having relationship problems. Should I be in individual counseling, or should I and my partner come to couples counseling?

When it comes to couple's therapy, it is frequent that one of you is more motivated than the other to start the process. However, if you would both like to work with the same therapist, we can begin therapy with the two of you together. Please note: when working with couples, we hold a strict [...]

I am having relationship problems. Should I be in individual counseling, or should I and my partner come to couples counseling?2020-06-16T19:44:29+00:00
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