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Frequently asked questions

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 person.

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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