Welcome to my practice. Working together with you, I hope to be able to help you resolve the challenges that led you to schedule this appointment. Your decision to seek my help is the first step in what I hope will be a mutually satisfying experience for us both.
My goal is to become your partner in your journey toward better moods, greater success and personal satisfaction, growth from problematic behavior or troubling thoughts – helping YOU achieve whatever your goals may be.
You can feel better; I can help.
Therapy is a process that includes developing insight, discovering yourself, and problem solving. Most people seek therapy because of discomfort in one or more areas of their everyday lives, causing depression, anxiety or stress. You might experience any of the following: worries, obsessions, nervousness; frustration, anger; conflicts with family, friends or co-workers; irritability, emotionality; sleep, health, or eating problems; overwhelming stress; substance overuse/abuse; difficulties with memory, attention or concentration.
If you have been in therapy before, you are probably familiar with the process. If therapy is new to you, I hope to help you anticipate what will happen during therapy. You will experience a variety of feelings. The process of therapy can help you feel better overall, but it is important to realize that at times, you may also feel worse. Please note that these feelings are temporary and are a necessary part of the growth process! This may happen because you are exploring some thoughts and situations which might make you feel anxious, sadder, or helpless. Please note that this is only temporary. The very act of discussing this material helps you resolve these issues so you can begin to move forward. In time, you should start to feel better, and to feel better more consistently. Your progress in therapy depends on you: your regular attendance and commitment to therapy, your insight, as well as your active participation in your treatment.
Therapy involves a significant commitment of time, energy, and money. For your investment you have the right to expect courtesy and respect. If, at any time, you have concerns about the process of therapy, your progress, my services, or me, please feel free to discuss your concerns with me. This will promote open, effective communication, resulting in the best possible outcome for you.