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. It takes courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths. We will use those to implement reduce the distress of the problems you are facing.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

I would love to be your advocate, cheerleader, guide. My schooling has taken me through 6+ years of professional training. I can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication wouldn’t that be more effective?

Not everyone takes medication for mental health conditions. This is not something that I can prescribe. Medication can be effective in some instances, but it does not solve everything. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Counseling sessions usually last 50 minutes in length. Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, the sessions will be structured differently depending on your individual needs.

How long will it take?

Everyone’s circumstances are unique. The length of time in counseling varies widely. The amount of time it takes to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions! Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.