If this is your first time in counseling or therapy, you may be wondering, “What will this be like?”
In order to put your mind at ease, I’d like to give you some idea of what to expect.
First and foremost, let me assure you that I am on your side. I’m not going to judge you. We’re going to work together to understand your situation and find solutions.
Second, I want to encourage you to set aside any embarrassment or shame you might feel about what you are going through. I’ve been doing this a long time, and I’ve listened to a lot of people’s pain. While your particular story is unique, there are more people that share your struggles than you probably realize.
Finally, rest assured that these sessions are for you, and we can use them in whatever way is most beneficial to you. If you want to wait to work on a specific issue, that’s okay. If you want more feedback or less feedback, that’s fine too. Because our sole focus is you (or you and your partner), we don’t have to worry about anyone else’s needs or agendas.
To learn more about the first sessions and the therapy process itself, click here:
To learn more about three of the therapy approaches that inform my work, click here:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
For information about the importance of lifestyle to mental health, click here: