I’ve never been to therapy before. Is it normal to feel nervous?

Going to therapy is brave and vulnerable. It is understandable to be nervous and completely normal.

Why can’t I just take medication?

Medication is helpful for many people seeking mental health treatment. Although medication may reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression, the process of therapy can make it possible for people to address the deeper issues in their life.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Therapy is a unique process for each individual. We would work together to identify treatment goals and I would tailor my approach depending upon your specific needs. You don’t have to do anything, other than show up and be you.

How long will it take?

Therapy is an individual journey, and your circumstances will determine the length of treatment. Some people come to therapy to solve a specific problem or get clarity on an issue in their life. Other people come because they want to gain insight and understanding about patterns of behavior that keep them feeling stuck and unhappy.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

Show up. Hopefully, the therapeutic relationship we create, will help you feel safe enough to be vulnerable. When you feel understood and accepted, you gain the courage to heal and grow.