What to expect from Therapy
Therapy is for anyone who is facing challenges or wants change, and recognizes that they would like some help. It’s not easy to admit we aren’t perfect, or that we need the assistance of others, but to acknowledge our imperfections and face our issues head-on is what creates the best and most lasting change.
Everyone wants growth and a good life experience, to live a positive life full of good happenings and smooth transitions. We want to be authentic and genuine in how we live and how others see us, and when it’s time, we want to improve our lives – maybe even improve the lives of those around us, especially our children. And we do that by being strong and clear-headed through the transitions, and that isn’t always easy.
I’ve known some extremely strong people in my life, and most will tell you the same thing: they couldn’t have got where they were without the help of others… and it starts by talking to one another.
My Personal Approach
In therapy, I’ll often start a session by asking what brought an individual into the office and what are their goals. I listen, and follow an instinct toward the next question … and the next.
Most clients I work with have complimented this process and reassure me that the questions I’m asking lead them to the discovery they’re looking for. And even though they live with themselves all the time, they somehow never thought to ask those things of themselves. Through this give and take process, the client gains clarity and insight. A path is cut for them, one that may have been over-grown with time. They then begin to articulate their issues aloud where we can best address them.