Wow…You found me! Not an easy feat…..
It’s likely that you’re here because you’re thinking about getting some therapy. So learning something about a prospective therapist would be an important first step right? Well in this case I’m hoping that the Internet will make your first step a bit easier.
Deciding on a Therapist
In the past, prospective clients / patients would call me and set up an appointment; that was the first chance to see if we might be a fit. Today, you can begin to get a sense of who I am and what I do by checking out this website, reading my blog and watching the videos that explain something about the models of therapy I prefer to use.
If my skills and style interest you then your next likely step would be to contact me. That will usually involve talking briefly on the telephone and then setting up an appointment so we can meet face to face. You can then tell me more about yourself, your struggles and your growing edges. If we choose to work together we will work out a plan that will help you reach your goals.
While most everybody could benefit from psychotherapy at one time or another in their lives, psychotherapy is not for everyone. Therapy can be very uncomfortable at times and for it to work it will require courage and a willingness look honestly at your Self.
Is Now the Right Time?
Timing when you enter therapy is important. Lots of external demands and pressures can interfere with your ability to focus on what is bothering you. So….it is best to enter therapy when (and if) you have the time, energy and resources to devote to yourself. That can be tough because lots of people put off dealing with their issues until they have ballooned into much bigger problems. Others may be motivated to deal with an issue because they are uncomfortable but lack the time, energy or money to see the process through. Just remember, that learning how and why you tick the way you tick or solving the issues that interfere with your life can be tremendously rewarding. But just like any project…. working on yourSelf is best done with some forethought and planning.
Types of Therapy
There are many schools of psychotherapy and I first studied and practiced a more formal style of talk therapy. And while I deeply value my foundation in these practices, for the past decade I’ve been moving toward a specialization in alternative models of healing. They are considered newer forms of treatment and are not like the more familiar and traditional models of talk therapy. The therapies I now use place a greater emphasis on what happens in your body and with your feelings when you are struggling and stressed. These therapies incorporate recent developments from the fields of Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment Theory.