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    Common Questions

    I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

    Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

    What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

    Assuming that family and friends are not part of the problem (there are a lot of toxic relationships out there that we need to let go of) yes, talking to your best friend and reaching out to family members can be really helpful and life changing. In fact, I highly encourage it. Working with professionals like me, has its benefits. We can guarantee privacy, teach skills, listen without judgment or expectations, offer an objective outsider’s perspective (sometimes our loved ones are suffering with us and can’t see things clearly). Most importantly, we help you listen to yourself.

    My guess is that if you are scrolling through this website, you have already exhausted all your options and are still dealing with similar problems. If you want results, then you want a professional. It is pivotal you find the right person for you, your specialist, your good fit. Call me to find out whether I am that person for you. 

    Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

    Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

    How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

    Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

    How long will it take?

    Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.

    Having said that, as soon as we meet and come up with a plan, we’ll determine a time frame for your specific needs and goals. The shortest treatment I have completed with someone is 8 sessions and the longest a year.

    I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

    I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation, commitment, and follow up will be crucial to your success.