What to Expect

The first few sessions will be an opportunity for us to determine if we are a good fit. Assuming we both agree that we’ll make a good team, we’ll work on creating both short and long-term goals. Typical short-term goals. typical short-term goals are: identify themes/patterns/core issues that create the symptoms. Long-term goals are to address the core issue(s) that impact every aspect of your life.

Making changes to improve your life takes time. One way to speed up the process is to consciously work on things in between sessions. This is done via “homework”. Just like you wouldn’t expert to learn how to play piano quickly without practicing daily, it’s not realistic to make progress by only addressing things for 55 minutes a week. I typically recommend “homework assignments” each week, but ultimately, it is up to you as  to whether you choose to do them or not. You are the only one who knows if you are ready to do the work.

Unfortunately, it’s fairly common for people to drop out of therapy without discussing it with their therapist because they don’t want their therapist’s feelings or because it’s an awkward conversation. When this happens, it’s not likely that the person will seek out a new therapist right away, if ever.

No therapist is a perfect fit for every person. if, for any reason, you feel I am not a good “fit”, please let me know so that I can help you find another therapist. By doing so, you will get the help you deserve. as a professional, I will always put your interests first, and throughout my career, I have referred clients to other colleagues because it was in the client’s best interest. Similarly, I have been approached by colleagues to do the same.