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Why Seek Counseling?
People seek therapy or counseling for many reasons—sometimes from a vague sense that life isn’t going as well as they would like to a strong sense that they are depressed or unusually anxious. Some seek therapy because of relationship problems and this can be any relationship that is important to a person. Others have suffered a loss and or feel overwhelmed by stress.
In the process of therapy, a trained therapist will help you examine your thoughts, feelings and behaviors including your interactions with others. Oftentimes people think there is something 'wrong' with them if they struggle in any area of life. The truth is, life is complex and humans are complicated beings. Through the therapeutic process, people come to understand themselves better and this can enhance their sense of self and can greatly improve relationships. Also, there are many therapeutic strategies for the alleviation of depression and anxiety.
Counseling sessions usually take place once per week, sometimes more frequently in the beginning for severe issues, and then frequency tapers off as a person progresses towards his or her goals.
Many therapy clients exclaim that they only wish they had started therapy sooner. What I have observed is that it is never too late to enhance your life through better self-awareness.
I provide individual therapy and couple's or family therapy depending on your needs. I am a certified CBT (cognitive behavioral therapist).
In addition, I have extensive training in MI (motivational interviewing) and solution focused therapy. I take an eclectic approach to therapy and adjust to the needs of the client.