A Bit About Therapy
Some people may get a bit nervous meeting a therapist for the first time so I want you to feel comfortable by having some information about how I work.
The first appointment will be a time for us to get to know one another.
I will ask you some questions about what difficulties you are currently experiencing, your history, including your childhood, education, relationships (family, romantic, friends), your current living situation and your career and goals for therapy.
By the end of our first meeting, You can decide if you feel we are a good match to work together. I will also decide if I can be helpful to you based on the challenges that you are facing. If not, I am able to suggest other clinicians to work with.
After our initial appointment, we will work together on the changes that you would like to see happen.
Clients typically meet varying lengths of time depending on the challenges that they are dealing with. This can range from a few months to longer.
The therapy process is most successful when you make consistent appointments. Being able to be open and honest about your struggles is very helpful. There will be times when I might suggest a "homework assignment" such as practicing something that we discussed in our session.
Together we can work to help you feel more in control of your emotions, gain confidence in yourself, set limits with the people in your life and use your talents and gifts to achieve the happiness and contentment that you desire.
I have an eclectic approach with my clients and I am highly influenced by Internal Family Systems (IFS) perspective. Feel free to ask me more about this if you have questions.