The Therapeutic Process
I’ve never talked to a therapist. How does it work?
I look at our time together as a collaborative effort – a conversation in which we explore how you navigate your word. Therapy is a confidential space, so I hope that you will speak freely about your concerns and I will likely jump in with questions or prompts to help deepen our exploration. The goal is to help you understand events and patterns so that you can approach your situation in a new way or with a new sense of ease.
I’m considering therapy, but unsure if it’s really what I need right now.
In my experience, just about anyone can benefit from therapy. While we explore your initial concern and develop tools for managing that situation we will also be developing insight about you, your life, and your relationships that can be applicable no matter what comes your way.
Still on the fence? Check out this TED Talk by Dr. Emily Anhalt: Why we should all try therapy
How is therapy any better than talking with friends or reading books?
There is so much power in the relationships and resources already in your life, I certainly don’t want to downplay that. However, sometimes we need an unbiased third party to help us sort through our experiences. I have dedicated years of training and practice to help you learn new skills and navigate difficult areas in your life, your relationships, and within yourself. Our relationship will be real and unique, one that is based in care and respect, while also being professional and confidential.
I think I’m ready to get started. Where do I go from here?
Wonderful – I hope that I can be a part of your journey! Because I believe that finding a right-fit therapist is so important, let’s schedule a free 15 minute consultation call. Click here to schedule a time with me.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I love that! Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success. I encourage you to be vulnerable and take risks in session and to fully engage in the work in between sessions – take note when something feels significant or difficult, seek out resources to reinforce our conversations, and challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone.