The decision to begin therapy can be a difficult one for many people. Stigma and fear about what it means to be in therapy can be huge obstacles. It's helpful to know that there are many reasons for entering into therapy. Some examples are:
- Stress Relief
- Self Acceptance
- Behavioral Change
- Deepening Relationships
- Coping With Transitions
My first question is always, "Am I the right fit for you?"
Through an initial conversation about what you might need help with, I identify initial treatment goals. I approach difficulties through a Psychodynamic (Object Relations) lens and utilize a combination of interpersonal, relational, cognitive, and behavioral methods.
What to expect
1. A 10-15 minute phone call to introduce myself
2. A 45-minute initial conversation with an explanation of my policies and practices, a conversation about what you would like help with, and some practical next-steps
3. Follow up session or sessions as we decide together