WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

When you contact me to schedule your first appointment, I will email paperwork to you. Please bring these to our first meeting. If email is not convenient for you, the paperwork can be completed during your first visit.

These forms include a place to list your goals and reasons for coming to therapy. It is okay if you are not clear about your goals. We can discuss this further when we meet.

There are different purposes for seeking counseling. One purpose is to change something in your life or behavior that is causing problems.

Another reason for counseling is for emotional & psychological support as you struggle with a distressing situation.

Others seek counseling for a professional's perspective on a life challenge.

The type of therapeutic intervention that we will utilize will depend on your goals and needs. We will work together to determine what may be most helpful.

ABOUT MY "STYLE" AS A THERAPIST.

I hold a deep level of respect for each individual. Life experience teaches me that "walking a mile" in someone else's shoes through hearing stories of struggle creates understanding rather than judgment. You can expect me to listen to you carefully, keeping in mind your goals and how I can assist you in reaching them.

With your goals in mind, I offer direct, forthright feedback. Often, I offer homework to assist you in your work toward healing and change.

IS THERE ANY GUARANTEE OR ASSURANCE THAT THERAPY WILL WORK FOR ME?

Each individual is unique. Life circumstances change. Personal growth and change are an individual process impacted by many factors. No therapist can guarantee results with therapy. It is my sincere desire to assist you effectively.