I believe in the good in people. I believe people are capable of growth and change. At Talk Therapy you will find a place of acceptance where you can openly talk without fear of judgment. You will be treated with kindness and respect, and viewed as an integral part of goal setting and decision making. I believe you have the answers and solutions you need already within you; my job is to help you find them.
My therapeutic orientation is Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic, and Relational. I use a variety of treatment theories and models, as I believe that not one size fits all. I will adapt my knowledge to fit your needs and personality. I tend to use some cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) will all clients. CBT is a therapy technique with the goal of understanding how your thoughts and feelings influence your behaviors. A specific CBT technique I use often is called Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). You can get more info about it here.
How do I know if therapy would benefit me?
I imagine that if you are searching for pages like mine, then, it's time to take the next step and make an appointment. But...if you're not certain, ask yourself this: Am I living at my best?
If you answer no, whether the problem is inside you or around you, then therapy could be helpful.
Who does therapy help?
Anyone! No one is free from troubles. But, for some general ideas, maybe you are someone who is:
Facing too much right now, or too much for too long
Dealing with a significant life transition - a break up or divorce, a new job, a big move, family or relationship conflict
Depressed or anxious, or both
Grieving a loved one
A student starting and struggling in college
A professional struggling in work
How does therapy help?
Therapy can give you:
A point of view from someone who can be objective and has been educated in ways to be helpful and understanding
Someone who has only your best interest in mind
Education and skills on getting through tough times
Therapy can help you:
Understand circumstances in your life, as well as, your own thoughts that can keep you from being your best
Know if you are facing tough times, or possibly, a mental health diagnosis like depression, anxiety, bipolar, etc.
Explore if medication is something to try
All of these add up to help you feel better and understood.
How long does therapy take?
The average person goes to therapy for about 6 months with sessions once every one to two weeks. However, I have had people who needed less and those who needed more.
If you are facing anxiety and/or depression, it takes about one year to recover, if you are engaged in treatment.
When beginning therapy, I recommend to schedule sessions every week or every two weeks. Anything past that makes it hard to get therapy going and gaining momentum. The more frequently you come the sooner you will feel relief.