Most frequent questions and answers
Not at all. People who ask for help are wise. No man is an island and we need each other. Recognizing you don’t possess the resources you need to reach a particular goal and asking for help is being resourceful and shows your level of determination for reaching your goals. In our work together, I’ll help you better understand how your problem came about and help you explore positive solutions.
The difference between talking to a friend and a professional is huge. Your friend cares but is in a compromising position. It is possible that because of the nature of your relationship you wouldn’t receive what they are saying to you the way you would talking to a professional. . A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Medication can be effective in certain cases but it alone cannot solve all issues. Medications for psychological and emotional problems must be used in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
The most important aspect of a therapeutic relationship is trust. You must trust your therapist has your best interest at heart and is guiding in the direction of your goals. Your responsibility is to honestly share your thoughts, to seriously consider the perspectives your therapist shares with you and complete any homework or tasks you are requested to work on.
Most of our modules can be completed in 8 weeks. These modules are designed to work quickly to ensure you get the changes you seeking as swiftly as possible. However, your particular circumstances may require a much longer time in treatment. Ultimately our goal is to take as little time as possible to help you reach your goals.
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.