Answers to common questions about therapy.
1. What are the benefits of therapy?
Women I work with tell me they notice a marked improvement in emotional health and well being. This translates into a higher self-confidence, productivity and better relationships. People begin to feel more comfortable with themselves and feel “unstuck” due to their increased self-awareness which results in positive changes in their lives.
2. How can therapy help me change for the better?
People get stuck because they are often living out reactive patterns (rather than proactive ways) of thinking, feeling, doing, and relating. My priority is to help you figure out WHY you do what you do and equip you with new ways of living. No significant, lasting change can be attained without intentional effort and practice. Changing lifelong patterns is hard work, but definitely doable – and you won’t be doing it alone! Much like a personal trainer, I am committed to finding which emotional workout methods are well suited to your needs and goals, saving you precious time and energy to get healthier emotionally and experience results in the way you feel about yourself and how you relate to others.
3. How many therapy sessions will I need?
It depends on how much stress or emotional reactivity you are experiencing during this time: the higher your level of stress and reactivity, the more you may benefit from coming in frequently (at least once a week). The more resources, safe connections, and self-control you have, the more space you can have between sessions. In the early stages, I meet with clients once a week for 45 minutes to build good momentum up front. After we address immediate concerns, underlying relationship patterns, and unmet emotional needs, we will gradually space out sessions as you “replicate therapy outside of therapy” (or integrate new skills and resources into your day-to-day life), until you feel like you’re ready to move to an as-needed basis.
While many people can make significant progress in a short amount of time, therapy is not a quick fix solution. We’ll set goals early in treatment and together, we’ll estimate a time-frame for treatment, depending on your needs.
I’d love to meet with you to find out if I’m the right person to help. Feel free to contact me with questions or book a free consultation!