What is therapy?
Therapy can provide different kinds of help depending on
your needs. For example, it can be a relatively brief process
where the therapist acts as an informed mirror to help you
sort out confusing thoughts and feelings, in order to arrive
at a course of action with which you are comfortable. Or,
it can be a more in-depth process to help you resolve trauma
issues or dysfunctional patterns of behavior that hinder
your realizing your full potential as an effective and happy
Does it mean I'm crazy if I feel I need therapy?
Life in this increasingly stressful world can be
occasionally overwhelming for anyone. To seek professional
help in healing from extraordinary life events, or in developing
effective coping skills, should be as natural as going to
a medical doctor for a broken bone. Mental health is as
vital for our complete well being as physical health.
How do I know you are the right therapist for me?
Developing a relationship with a therapist is an
important and personal process. I have been very successful
in establishing effective and rewarding therapeutic relationships
with a broad variety of individuals and couples in pursuit
of a wide range of goals.
How long does therapy take?
The duration of therapy depends on the severity
of the presenting issues, as well as the determination you
bring to the process. The focus of therapy is to put you
more squarely in the driver's seat of your own life. When
you feel that this self-direction has developed, you will
know it is time to terminate therapy. Usually the best method
for ending therapy is to gradually taper off by reducing
the frequency of the sessions.
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