Before starting therapy, it’s normal to have questions.

Having those questions answered can help you feel ready to take the first step and make a therapy appointment.

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Whether you need therapy or not, it’s okay to want therapy. Everyone has times in their life when they can use some help and support. Humans are social beings; it’s important for us to have social support so we can survive and thrive.

It can be very rewarding to have a therapist who is trained and experienced in listening to you, understanding you, giving you insight, and guiding you through the challenging times in your life.

That’s okay! Sometimes we simply need a space to vent. Other times we need a safe and supportive environment to explore and reflect on our thoughts and feelings. And other times it’s helpful to gain insight and get support from a trained professional who is not directly involved in your current predicament.

Therapy is meant to be tailored to fit your individual needs, so it can help you in a variety of ways depending on what you’re looking for.

Therapy can help you deal with specific day-to-day problems (like stress from your job, time management issues, and difficulties in a relationship), or major life events (marriage, divorce, death of a family member, traumatic experiences). 

Therapy can also support your personal growth by helping you gain confidence, improve your self-esteem, and enhance your problem-solving skills.

Of course, therapy can also teach you coping strategies to help you manage the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that come with depression, anxiety, family conflicts, body image issues, etc.

Of course it is! It’s natural to feel a little apprehensive about going to therapy for the first time. In our first session we will talk about the process of therapy, what to expect from therapy, and what to expect from me, so that you feel informed, reassured, and ready to engage in therapy. I also encourage you to ask me any questions you may have throughout our work together.

I believe the essential skills for starting therapy are motivation and willingness. Therapy is most effective when you are motivated and willing to seek support, be vulnerable, explore your thoughts and feelings, and try new strategies to create lasting change.

No! One of the benefits of doing virtual sessions is that you can be based anywhere!

In the initial session or two, I want to know what is bringing you to therapy, and I will also ask you questions about different areas of your life so I get an understanding of your history and experiences.

After that, since therapy is tailored to suit each individual client’s needs, therapy sessions will look different for every client. Typically, the client brings into each session the issue, event, or topic they wish to discuss. During each 45-minute session, together we will explore your thoughts and feelings surrounding the issue, event, or topic, and help you move towards the change that you desire.

Each session is 45-50 minutes long. 

We begin with once-a-week sessions because research shows that therapy is most effective when it is once a week, on the same day, at the same time. 

How long you stay in therapy depends on your individual needs. The nature of your concern, your goals for therapy, and your motivation and willingness in each session will determine how quickly you will see change.  

Yes. Privacy and confidentiality are crucial for therapy to work, and I hold those values in the highest regard. 

There are a few exceptions to confidentiality. For example, if I believe that a child under the age of 18 is being physically, emotionally, or sexually abused. It’s important for you to be aware of the limits of confidentiality, so that you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in therapy. As such, part of our first session is dedicated to discussing confidentiality and its limits.

I’m ready! How do I make an appointment?

Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation.