Make the Time for Yourself
I am sensitive to the fact that it can be hard to find the time to address the issues you need to address. I am also aware that it can be hard to start talking openly and honestly about things you’ve experienced, may want to change, or have never talked about before. I, therefore, respect the fact that you are taking this step and acknowledge how important it is to use the time well.
I provide a safe environment for my clients. I do not judge, nor do I push my clients to disclose more than they want before they are ready and comfortable.
If you want the therapy to be short-term, very practical and action-oriented, just let me know. If you prefer to spend the time exploring your past as well as addressing difficulties you are having now, please let me know that as well. I’ll work with you to develop the best course of therapy for you.
Can I Really Talk about That?
Yes. You can.
After decades of providing therapy, I have heard just about everything. Don’t worry. I won’t be shocked. I will be happy you’re talking to me about it. I will be sensitive about the fact that it might be hard to talk about, and that you may have had to deal with some shame and judgment the last time you tried to talk about it.
I want you to feel that you can be yourself. You don’t have to hide. You don’t have to be relegated to just bringing up subjects that are “socially acceptable” to talk about, or just saying things you think I want to hear. Give me a chance to help you by telling me what’s really on your mind.
Here are videos that highlight two of the many issues clients come to me to address.
“I read and walked for miles along the beach, … searching for someone wonderful to step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.”Anna Quindlen