Sometimes life’s challenges become overwhelming. We provide a caring, supportive atmosphere to set goals and support you in making changes within yourself or your situation. Usually the first step of reaching out is the hardest one. Similar to other relationships, building a therapeutic relationship is a process. We recognize the courage it takes to seek help and work with you to make the sessions as helpful as possible.
Like other relationships, the therapeutic relationship takes time to develop. Trust and emotional safety are at the heart of this process. At the first session, your therapist invites you to discuss your concerns, relevant background information and what you are hoping to achieve from this process. Together, you will develop a working relationship. Sessions are typically 45-60 minutes, but some people request longer sessions. Weekly sessions are most helpful, especially at first. If a person is in extreme distress, they may benefit from more than one session weekly until the crisis passes.
Many people find therapy to help them grow personally, improve their relationships, address family concerns and bring calming strategies to the hassles of daily life. In some ways, the therapy process is similar to trying on “new lenses” to see oneself and others from new vantage points. This in turn empowers the change process, opening up opportunities for growth and progress.