Whether you're considering therapy for the for the first time or resuming therapy, congratulations! Putting your most vulnerable thoughts and feelings in the hands of a stranger takes some courage and a bit of a leap of faith. Whether you’re feeling anxious or depressed, or are in a troubled relationship, or struggling with issues that have no label, you’re probably feeling stuck.
Stuck is when people call a therapist. It’s after they have tried everything: waiting for things to get better, talking to friends or family, or reading self-help books. The great news is that successful therapy results in your thinking about yourself and others differently. Research shows therapy is helpful 80% of the time.
More specifically, I use an approach called Solution Focused Therapy. Most other therapy approaches are problem-focused; they require considerable discussion and examination of distressing problems – of what you want less of, (For example, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, conflict with others). These are the areas of life where you feel most inadequate. Solution Focused Therapy, by contrast, focuses far more on the positive outcome, on what you want more of in your life. It also tunes into your strengths by reminding you of times you’ve been successful, adequate.
What to Expect
It may take just a few sessions for you to reach your goals.
We will focus almost exclusively on the positive future you are seeking.
We will clearly identify your (possibly hidden) inner strengths and resources.
We will talk about distressing problems only as much as you feel is necessary.
People notice my relaxed manner, informality, and sense of humor. I feel compassion and acceptance toward every client I meet. This is possible because I have a core belief
that everyone has strengths, gifts, and abilities, regardless of their station in life. This makes us all admirable.
With Solution Focused Therapy we can (re)activate your admirable qualities and put them to work toward your hopes for the future.
I’d be happy to meet with you online or by phone for 15-20 minutes in order to answer any questions you might have. Just email me, and we can set this up.