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What is Therapy?

General Information

Individual treatment is often referred to as psychotherapy or counseling, and is meant to help people work through emotional and/or behavioral problems. The goal of therapy is simply to change the quality of life by defining the path clearly, and then setting foot on a path of well-being.

The therapeutic relationship is unique in that it is a highly personal while also a contractual agreement. Given this, it is important to be clear about how our relationship will work, and what each of us can expect. 

The Therapeutic Process
The outcome of your treatment depends largely on your willingness to engage in the therapeutic process, which may at times result in discomfort. Remembering unpleasant events and becoming aware of feelings attached to those events can bring on strong feelings.

The process of therapy may include, but is not limited to:

  • Helping you to resolve personal issues
  • Education concerning the root of personal difficulties
  • Learning and applying new skills
  • Rejecting destructive ways of thinking and behaving
  • Gaining knowledge and insight concerning personal motivations
  • Working through issues of or trauma
  • Learning to develop healthy relationships with yourself or others

There are no miracle cures. I cannot promise that your behavior or circumstance will change.  I can promise to support you and do my very best to help you work through your problems.

What is counseling like?

  • It is a safe place where you will be accepted no matter what your struggle or difficulty.
  • It is an opportunity to grow personally and spiritually.
  • It is Personally challenging.
  • It is deeply personal and different for each person.
  • Most sessions are 45 – 50 minutes in length.