Therapy is collaborative.
The work between client and therapist involves active participation for both of us. My part is bringing expertise—a blend of education, training, and personal and professional experience. Your role can include many things: being open to new ideas or practices, observing your thoughts and emotions between sessions, and providing regular feedback to me.
Therapy is fun at times.
It’s important to reflect on strengths, resiliency, the times when things are going right. It can feel healing to be able to laugh together.
Therapy is not just talking.
Our minds are intricately intertwined with our bodies. As a therapist, I make use of imagery, breathing, mindfulness, and other mind/body techniques such as Somatic Experiencing.
Therapy should feel worth the time, effort, and expense you put into it.
The work we do should affect your everyday life and sense of well-being. If you feel that our time together does not measure up to what you need, we need to talk.