In counseling, you have dedicate time and a safe space with a trained professional to:
Counseling can alleviate much of the suffering in your past, present, and future by equipping you with therapeutic support, inner capacities (e.g., distress tolerance, self-compassion, self trust) and tools (e.g., coping skills, experiential exercises, perspective shifts) needed to respond to them more appropriately.
During your first appointment, we will seek to learn all the ‘must know’ details to jumpstart a relationship with you – like a highlight reel of your life. We discuss the reasons you are seeking therapy, assess details about your holistic health (e.g., mental, physical, social, professional, spiritual, environmental), and feature big picture life experiences. It may take several sessions before your physician gets a solid understanding of your needs and how to best help, but the first appointment tends to leave both you and your clinician wanting more time together!
Subsequent sessions build off our initial appointment and become increasingly rich with detail, depth, and discovery. They are structured as comfortable conversations that may include questions to help you gain insights and increase self awareness, psychoeducation to help you better understand yourself and others, and skill building to equip you with resources to live with more ease and assurance. With time, you will notice changes in your inner and outer worlds – sometimes drastic, often subtle – and a growing sense of self-respect, meaning, vitality, and healing.
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