I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, we’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals.
Medication is most effective while in conjunction with therapy.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, we tailor our therapeutic approaches to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
How do I prepare for telehealth/virtual therapy?
Be sure to be in a quite, private area, use headphones during your session and that you have internet connection.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
Your active participation and dedication are crucial to your success. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.