What can I expect from therapy?
While there are different philosophies and orientations to psychotherapy, at the core of successful therapy is the relationship between you and your therapist. You have to feel that the relationship is meaningful, connected, and one in which you can talk as openly and honestly as possible.
This doesn’t mean that therapy is always easy-going. While you may feel a sense of relief in the initial sessions, therapy can also be difficult and tiring because you’re exploring thoughts and feelings that will be uncomfortable. This is what’s termed ‘the work’ of therapy; all for the purpose of achieving the positive growth you desire. My focus is to help you in achieving results that last, are foundational, and get to the root of what is troubling you so that you achieve greater mastery in having the life you want.
I will listen deeply to what you want from psychotherapy, as well as what has occurred or is missing in your life that brings you into therapy. I will also want to hear about the primary relationships in your life; what works and what doesn’t. Most importantly, I want to hear what it is that is hurting or confounding you. We work together to make sense out of what has brought you to the road on which you’re now traveling and how you can make the journey less perplexing and more rewarding.