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 that they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. It is a sign of strength, not weakness, to ask for help.

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

A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way- teach you new skills, gain different perspectives and insights, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Talking to a therapist does not mean you cannot talk to your friends and family also. Both are helpful in dealing with issues that get in your way of living a full life.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

Medication can be helpful, but it alone cannot resolve all issues. Medication, in conjunction with counseling, has proven to be the most effective way to regain psychological or emotional health.

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

Your job is to show up and talk about your concerns and challenges in an open and honest way. Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, 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. The length of time counseling can take depends on many factors including how long you have been having the concerns that brought you into therapy, your motivation for personal development, and your commitment to yourself to grow and change.

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