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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 are intelligent because they 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 and I can help you reactivate them and discover new strengths.  Together we will build a brighter future.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

A mental health professional is someone who has many years of training and experience and is legally and ethically bound to give you the best unbiased advice possible. A mental health professional has only one goal, to help you improve and attain your goals. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, discover your true potential, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others knowing your private business. Its great to have the support of you best friends and family members but they can become overwhelmed, lose patience, and have a conflicting agenda, too. 

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

Medication can be helpful but medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is to go to the source of the problems so they can be solved and not come back.  

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to you as an individual with specific needs.

How long will it take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. 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.

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

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is 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.

My partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual counseling or come together?

If you are concerned about your relationship, and you would both like to work with me, I would initially work with both of you together. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual sessions, I could work with one of you.