Therapy is a process where you can develop greater insight into yourself, your relationships, and your own decision-making process. Therapy provides a safe place where you can take time to think carefully about where you are in life, how you got there, and where you want to be. It is an investment in yourself and the quality of your life.
People have different reasons for coming to therapy. Some may be going through a major life transition such as: unemployment, divorce, a new job, or maybe not handling stressful circumstances well. Some need assistance managing other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, and creative blocks. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. Therapy can help provide encouragement and help with skills to get individuals through these periods.
Psychotherapy is based on the idea that increasing a person's self awareness improves their ability to make choices and respond to challenging life situations in healthier ways. Emotional issues are frequently the result of traumatic and difficult experiences earlier in life when we are developing a sense of ourselves in relationship to others and the world at large. We often internalize distorted, negative beliefs about ourselves, which impact self esteem, self confidence, and the ability to access our full potential in life. With increased awareness of the reasons for these false beliefs about ourselves, a person develops a healthier self image and makes different, positive, life-enhancing choices in the face of life's inevitable challenges.
I help my clients develop greater self understanding, which increases their insight into the causes of negative, self defeating beliefs and behaviors. With this increased awareness, we work together to identify barriers to healthy change and personal growth. Considering therapy is a big decision – one not to be taken lightly. So take your time, ask lots of questions and give yourself plenty of time to make an informed decision based on what feels right to you. Feel free to give me a call or send me an e-mail, and I’ll be sure to contact you promptly.