At some point in our lives, we’ve reached moments where we feel stuck, lost, disconnected, anxious, sad, or unfulfilled with our choices. Or maybe we feel alone in our experiences and can’t imagine anything getting better. Sometimes we find ourselves in relationships that are no longer satisfying and we don’t know how to communicate our needs, or there are transitionary periods that we don’t know how to process with our loved ones. Therapy is an opportunity for us to take the time to find or to be our authentic selves and determine what is at the core of our issues. It’s a chance for us to be heard and cultivate the ways in which we want to live our life.
How do I find the right therapist for me?
Asking your friends, family, and primary care physician for referrals or browsing the internet are some of the most effective search tools. Some questions to ask yourself as you begin your search: What kind of educational background, training, and experience would I like for my therapist to have? Where are they located and is it a close commute? Do they have additional resources I could use? Do I have a gender preference? What is the therapist’s philosophy on how problems develop and how they are resolved or treated?
Most of this information can usually be found on the therapist’s or their organization’s website and social media accounts. If you have additional questions, you can contact the therapist or their practice directly to find out more.
dO i NEED iNDIVIDUAL, cOUPLES, OR fAMILY tHERAPY?
There is no right or wrong choice; your goals and needs are what can better predict the kind of therapy that is best for you. If you have additional questions, you can contact the therapist or their practice directly to find what they would recommend in your particular situation.
Some possible questions to ask yourself: Is there something I’d like to work on by myself first? What does my relationship or marriage need right now? What and how do I communicate with my family? Could we benefit from a family session to process the death or terminal illness of a loved one? Can I do individual therapy to get help on coming out to my family during a family session?
wHAT IS YOUR THERAPEUTIC PROCESS?
I believe each person is the expert in their own life, and has both the power and ability to overcome obstacles and rewrite their stories. I create a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space for you, you and your partner, or you and your family to explore your past and current issues and relationships, and the impact they have today.
hOW LONG DOES THERAPY TAKE?
Everyone has a different process and way of experiencing life. What works for one person may not work for another. The therapeutic process is a place where you can create goals and make progress at the pace that is best for you as an individual, you and your partner, or you and your family. Many of us have time constraints or financial concerns, so I am here to make sure we abide by your needs while ensuring you make the most of your time with me.