Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I know if I need therapy?
A. In my experience, this question usually comes to mind when someone feels they already need some kind of help but wonder if it's normal, or if it will go away on it's own or if they should just "get over it." As they share their struggles, I find that they have often been dealing with a great deal of pain before ever reaching out for assistance. Going to see a therapist is a personal sign of inner-strength and wisdom. It honors the importance of self-care and nurturing. Basically, if an issue or problem in your life is impacting your family, work, social and/or school relationships and own sense of well-being, then you may need some type of mental health intervention.
Q. How does therapy work? Will it work for me?
A. Psychotherapy or counseling is "talk therapy." It uses a range of techniques and interventions that evolve based on the training of the psychotherapist. Studies have shown that millions of people have benefited from active involvement in psychotherapy. It works through the development of a nonjudgmental relationship that allows us to develop strategic solutions, for the exploration of feelings, for the "ah-ha" moments of insight and for safety to discover who we can become. Once we have met and have had a chance to discuss your situation, I will have a clearer idea of how I might help, how long it may take and what you may expect. If I can't help you, I will make an attempt to refer you to an appropriate resource.