How Can Therapy Help?
Therapy can help you understand yourself better and help you make the important changes in your life that you desire to make. Therapy provides a safe, confidential environment to talk about yourself and explore and examine your life experiences.
Therapy can help you:
- Listen to yourself and pay attention to what you truly want to create in your life
- Gain a new perspective on past failures and successes
- Discover destructive emotional cycles that may be affecting your relationships
- Create different responses that allow you to feel better about yourself and others
- Develop the strength to accept yourself and others as you and they are now
- Move towards your life goals with confidence
What you can expect from our work together
First of all, a therapist isn’t a friend or family member that you need to protect or impress. The unique, purpose-centered relationship between you and your therapist allows you to be more open in your personal explorations.
Over the many years I’ve provided psychotherapy services, I’ve found that people who are willing to increase their self-awareness and self-acceptance make a significant difference in their relationships and in their lives. A large part of the work I do involves supporting my clients in their search to increase their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
Should we decide to work together, I can help you recognize, accept, and find satisfaction in your unique abilities and challenges. I will listen and absorb your story and work with you to unlock your strengths, your courage, and your unrecognized talents and passions.
We will also work on identifying the emotional and mental roadblocks that have kept you stuck in the past; helping you to push through them so you can discover and learn to travel successfully on new life paths going forward.
The direction we take, and the results you get, will depend upon your interest and willingness to work to make changes to your habitual responses to life.
My role is to be a sounding board, a supporter, a resource provider, and a coach. Your role is to listen to yourself, pay attention to what you truly want, make choices about what you are willing to do to create and experience your own personal life path, and take responsibility for making those choices a reality.
Experience has taught me that the process of meaningful, lasting change can take time and the path is rarely straightforward. If your goal is a simple one and your motivation is strong, change can be swift and lasting. However, if you’re considering making changes in the kind of person you are, the time and energy involved are much greater.
Affecting change can also be a subtle process and at times it may not feel worth the effort it takes. But the “Aha!” moments will come, and the journey that is your life will become much more exciting as you grapple with life’s challenges, learn to feel more in control, and become satisfied with where you are now and where you’re headed.