I have over 20 years of experience working with people who have substance abuse issues, grief issues, mood disorders, and workplace performance issues. I have been providing executive coaching services as well for 5 years.
I work with people on a wide range of issues including, but not limited to:
Addiction & Substance Abuse
Domestic Violence & Abuse
Grief & Complicated Grief
If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?
Therapy is a safe place for you to explore your feelings, look for patterns in your behavior, and come up with workable solutions and lasting behavior change. Like many things, how much you get out of it is often based on how much you put into it. Anyone can benefit from therapy, but I usually recommend it to people who are feeling stuck, and who can’t seem to find solutions to move forward on their own.
What you should expect from a therapist is someone with whom you feel comfortable, someone who puts you at ease and who allows you to explore sensitive topics. Therapy usually starts with the therapist asking a lot of questions and getting to know you and the reason(s) you are seeking therapy. From there the treatment will unfold in a way that allows exploration of past and present, and often insight into behavior patterns and alternatives.
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