Could therapy be helpful for you?
People who come to counseling are generally looking for more satisfying relationships with their spouse, a partner, parents, children, family members, friends, or coworkers. Therapy can help you identify unproductive patterns in your life and relationships, which is an important first step to promoting positive growth and change.
What should I expect in therapy?
Depending on your specific needs and your situation, an individual session, a couples session, a family session, or a mix of all of the above could be beneficial for you. I will work with you to help determine the best option for you.
Oftentimes, people come to therapy looking for immediate changes in their life and relationships. However, it is common to store strong feelings and unmet needs for a long time. During therapy, those feelings usually surface and conflict becomes open, possibly for the first time. As new issues or needs are explored, you may find that you feel uncomfortable with counseling.
As your therapist, I am here to help you work through these issues, help you grow as an individual, and help your relationships grow. By understanding relational upsets, then repairing and reprocessing them, individuals discover new meaning and begin to reconnect, recover and build resiliency in life. Individual and relational problems do not arise overnight. They take time to develop and time to improve. Those who expect instant change without investing time and energy may not benefit from the therapeutic process.