Therapy can give you new perspectives and tools to overcome life's changes and challenges.
When you choose to work with me in therapy, I will listen to you. We will work together to decide your goals and develop new tools, and a different perspective to help you get where you want to go. Working together, you will develop a different perspective and new tools to get you where you want to go.
With over 40 years of experience, I have studied many fields and tools, including but not limited to:
Cognitive behavioral therapy, IMAGO relationship therapy, family therapy, group therapy, positive psychology therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, rewind technique, psychodynamic approach, gestalt therapy, crisis, role play, inner child therapy for therapists, and marriage counseling.
What we will do together is "what works best for you therapy." I will choose from my experience and knowledge what works best for you.
You might feel you should be able to work things through yourself and that therapy is an indulgence. The following fable explains why therapy may be better than doing it yourself.
"This guy's walking down a street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can not get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts, "Hey you, can you help me get out?" The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down the hole, and moves on.
Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts, "Father, I am down in this hole. Can you help me out?" The priest writes a prayer, throws it down in the hole, and moves on.
Then a therapist walks by, and the man asks, "Hey, can you help me?" The therapist jumps in the hole, and the guy says, "Are you stupid? Now we are both stuck down here." The therapist responds with, "Yeah, but I have been down here before, and I know the way out." (The West Wing)