Do I even need therapy?
If I ran for public office my platform would be therapy and naps for everyone. I believe everyone can benefit from having an empathetic outside person with whom to have confidential conversations.
Since you’re here researching therapy, chances are, you have a feeling you’re anxious, depressed, or having difficulty navigating your daily life and problems.
Does any of this sound familiar?
- You keep worrying about the same problem over and over
- You struggle with feelings of guilt, shame, or general “not-enough-ness”
- You feel like you are not as happy as you once were or as happy as you’d like to be
- You’ve had a traumatic event in your life
- You feel on edge and irritable most days
- Your energy level has dropped and it’s a struggle to get out of bed
- You overthink things that are seemingly inconsequential
- You would describe yourself on most days as “stressed”
- You feel emotionally fragile and like you could cry at any minute
- You’ve had a life change like: a new job, marriage, divorce, birth of a child, relocation, a significant loss of friend/relative/pet, or lived through a global pandemic
If you nodded your head and said “yep, that’s me” to one or more of those statements, then seeing a therapist could be very beneficial.
Okay, but how does therapy help?
I use research-backed techniques to help you to feel better and to gain the tools you need to improve your daily life and relationships.
What can I expect in individual therapy?
The first few sessions are history taking and getting to know each other. We will formulate your goals for treatment and then decide on a course of action together. We will likely decide to use a blend of several evidence-based treatments like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Huh? That’s a lot of letters….
I know! Sounds fancy, right? Here’s what all that means. We identify your thoughts and feelings that lead you to the actions that you want to change. We increase your ability to tolerate distress and give you coping skills. And we reprocess traumas or difficult experiences and rewrite your narrative.