Why do people seek therapy?
Individuals and families seek therapy for many reasons. When unexpected changes and feelings occur such as guilt, doubt, anxiety, depression or despair, psychotherapy can help individuals to find the solutions necessary to solve these difficulties. Therapy can provide support and help enhance feelings of encouragement and hope for issues such as depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, bereavement, stress management and parenting and childhood difficulties. Individuals who seek psychotherapy are able to take the responsibility necessary for themselves, work towards self-change and create greater awareness.
What can I expect in a therapy session?
Therapy is a process for change that will help you find new solutions to difficult problems you are experiencing. I will help you to find these solutions for yourself by respecting your right to self-determination with a non-judgmental, empathetic and compassionate approach that will build on your strengths rather than weaknesses. All therapy sessions will be kept strictly confidential. If you wish to have your therapy shared with a family member, spouse, friend or your primary care physician, please let me know. Otherwise, no information will be released without your written consent.
As you work for successful resolution to your problems, you may experience many changes in your feelings that may cause you to feel uncomfortable. I will be available to help you work through these feelings that at different times in therapy may be difficult. Please take advantage of your therapy appointments to discuss with me at any time how you are feeling about your counseling experience.
Upon the conclusion of each therapy session, another appointment will be scheduled for you, unless it is agreed upon by you and me, or you have self determined that therapy is no longer necessary. You will be provided with two telephone numbers to contact me directly at anytime.
Is therapy confidential?
The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. I will never disclose any information without your written permission.