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. Asking for help takes courage and strength. Everyone needs help at some point in their lives. Together, we will explore your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
While loved ones can offer valuable support, a mental health professional has the training and experience to provide professional help, teach you new skills, and offer different perspectives. Counseling is also completely confidential, so you don’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, therapy can help you avoid the risk of avoiding loved ones who may have helped you through a difficult time.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
While medication can be effective, it alone cannot solve all issues. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. We will tailor our therapeutic approach to your specific needs, and together we will work to help you achieve your goals.
How long will it take?
The length of time counseling takes depends on your personal circumstances, goals, and commitment. Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQ. But, together we will work towards your goals at your pace.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success. I’m here to support you every step of the way. Together, we can work towards your goals and help you thrive.