People enter therapy for a variety of reasons and many exit and re-enter therapy over and over again. I find these people are searching for a meaningful experience. Whatever the reason you may have, I'd like to share a little about my approach so you can decide if we are a good fit.
I try to observe closely what you are saying and not saying in a session. I freely provide feedback sometimes in a tentatively manner and other times more forcefully. I encourage you to reflect on what I say in our session, decide if it rings true for you, and provide feedback. This process allows you to gain a better understanding of what is preventing you from living a more fulfilled and satisfying life. By developing a working collaboration, the therapeutic relationship becomes a microcosm for other relationships and yields deep insights into your inner world.
People typically enter therapy when they are in a crisis, although it's usually the long-term and underlying struggles that are impacting them the most. Initially, we will work quickly to address the immediate crisis and provide relief. As therapy progresses, our goals may expand to focus on other aspects aside from your immediate distress. We will look at the behaviors, attitudes, and patterns that protected you in the past but now prevent you from becoming who are.