Why Would Someone Seek Out Therapy?
People use therapy for many different reasons. Often times it's for help with psychological or mood problems such as anxiety or depression. Sometimes it's for help in making changes to embrace a healthier lifestyle or to become more effective at communicating in relationships. Sometimes an unexpected change throws us into a difficult situation, like a divorce or a work transition. Many people seek out therapy as a space for personal growth and value the support and honest feedback of a therapist. Therapy is right for anyone interested in cultivating a life with more insight, flexibility and resilience.
There are many misconceptions when it comes to therapy. A lot of people think that you have to be "crazy" to go to therapy. Others think that it is a sign of weakness or that therapy is self-indulgent. Deciding to go to therapy is actually a sign of great strength and a way to take responsibility for the quality of your life. It is an investment that you make in yourself. Many believe that you have to be in therapy for years. Therapy can be very effective short-term to address specific issues, or open-ended to explore more complex issues, long-standing concerns, or continuing personal growth. Research has shown that it is not necessarily the specific type of therapy that facilitates healing, but instead the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. In order for therapy to be effective, the client must feel comfortable and establish complete trust with their therapist. I care deeply for my clients and I am grateful for the opportunity to help people attain a happier and more fulfilling life. I will work collaboratively with you to better understand your needs, pain, hopes, and fears.