The decision to begin therapy is often challenging; it is both humbling and empowering. However, once you acknowledge that you would like to enter into treatment many clients feel relieved and find strength in their decision.
Step 1: Deciding you want to begin Therapy
Life can be challenging at times and it is important to decide how you would like to take care of yourself or make a change when experiencing stress or adversity. Deciding to enter into therapy is a proactive choice that may allow you to experience greater joy, awareness, or compassion for yourself and those around you.
Step 2: The Relationship
Finding the right therapist is important as our relationship will serve as the foundation for insight and will be one catalyst for growth. I view therapy as a highly collaborative and dynamic process and encourage you to speak feely and openly in our meetings. As our relationship unfolds, I maintain an open, curious, and compassionate perspective to allow you the space to fully experience your emotions in hopes of positive change and development.
Step 3: Getting started
I am happy to offer a phone consultation at no charge prior to our initial meeting to answer any questions you have regarding my practice or your decision to begin therapy. Contact us here. If you feel comfortable proceeding then we would schedule sessions weekly, bi-weekly, or as often as you need. For your convenience, I offer Skype therapy sessions as well. I am happy to offer referrals to alternative providers in the area.
STep 4: Benefits
Therapy is a choice that may allow for insight, personal awareness and change. Therapy allows you to increase self-awareness so that you can be accountable for you thoughts, feelings, and actions and learn to avoid triggering situations, unhelpful patterns of behavior and overcome challenges you are facing. I firmly believe in a person’s potential for growth by integrating aspects of their past into the present in an effort to heal. As you learn to externalize parts of your self, it is my hope that you become more comfortable with vulnerability and present in your daily life.