About Therapy

What is therapy? What should I expect?
Therapy is considered an exchange of opinions and ideas to effectively solve daily living issues associated with emotional, cognitive, or behavioral problems. Therapy is not a teaching session but a relationship where you can learn about your life, your feelings and your choices. This kind of learning is not always easy, and can take more than a few session, but a successful therapy often brings a sense of empowerment to create a powerful, lasting change.

How does it Work?
In our first face-to-face meeting I will initially focus on the concerns that brought you to my office and we could both decide whether I am the best person to provide the services you need. If you don't feel comfortable working with me, or if your problem does not lie within the areas of my expertise, I will refer you to other qualified professionals.
Once we agree to work together, we will usually meet once a week for 50 minutes. In sessions, we would talk about your current concerns and explore them together.

Do I really need counseling?
Often, you can help yourself or can get help from friends and family. People often feel that they should be able to handle situations on their own. However, there are times where it is more productive to have an objective listener. Counseling can help you identify options, feelings and future goals to enhance your emotional well-being.

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed With Life?
Are you feeling overwhelmed with family difficulties? Is your relationship struggling to stay balanced? Does anxiety prevent you from enjoying life? Is alcohol and/or drug use impacting your life and relationships? Have you recently lost your job? Are you experiencing depression? Is parenting young children or teens frustrating? Are you grieving the loss of a partner or special person in your life?
Your world may seem painful and distorted which can produce feelings of anger, despair, sadness, anxiety, fear, and a sense of hopelessness and overwhelm. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I can help guide you through your journey to feeling a sense of stability and fulfillment again. Together we can identify your strengths and challenges, as well as internal and external resources to help support your emotional strength. We will explore new opportunities for reframing your thoughts in more realistic, nourishing ways. You will be able to cry and laugh in a safe and trusting environment, and express your feelings openly and honestly. You will feel stronger, more optimistic, and hopeful about life.
I can be a source of support, guidance, and compassion. I encourage you to let me show you how having a safe, empathic, non-judgmental, and confidential space to express your feelings can be very healing.