What is psychotherapy and how can it help me?
There are many different forms of psychotherapy ("talk therapy") but in general, it is the process by which a client discusses difficult thoughts or feelings with a professional to help gain insight, new perspective, and resolution to the problem they are seeking to heal. Although partners, family, or friends provide us with support in times of need, it is helpful to have an objective professional who helps to explore your thoughts and emotions on a deeper, more meaningful level within a safe and confidential environment to promote positive change.
What sort of people get therapy?
There are many reasons why people decide to seek psychotherapy - some would like to learn more about themselves while others struggle with longstanding psychological or behavioral issues. Most clients are ordinary people struggling with common issues like depression, relationship problems, or major life changes, like becoming a new parent. Those who enter therapy typically are seeking support and strategies to address specific issues or goals.
How long should I be in therapy? What goes on in the sessions?
Therapy can be both brief or long-term, depending on your needs and goals. It's a collaborative effort that combines your expertise of yourself with the psychological expertise and problem-solving skills of the professional. The first few sessions will involve getting to understand your primary concerns and how we can address them together. Ultimately we will work on your personal growth, enhancing your strengths, and helping you heal from past experiences.
How do I start?
You can either call or email me and I will ask you a few simple questions about what you are seeking help for. If it seems I can address your concerns, I will schedule you for an initial consultation. Otherwise, I can provide you with referrals.
What is LCSW?
LCSW stands for licensed clinical social worker. We have specialized training in providing individual, couples, and family therapy.