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I’ve never talked to a therapist. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy crazy?

Nah. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to take action. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you look at your strengths and we’ll see how you can use them to find some relief. It can be really calming just knowing you have a weekly appointment to hash things out.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or mom?

I’m sure you’ve already tried your best friend and mom. I have a unique, non-judgmental perspective A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is confidential. You won’t have to worry about others knowing your business or having to censor yourself.

Do you take my insurance?

I am happy to bill your insurance for part of my fee if you have a plan with out-of-network benefits. I can check if that’s the case. Many insurance companies pay in-network therapists so little that therapists have to take on an insane amount of clients in order to pay their rent, and the therapist is forced to diagnose you with a “disorder” and share case notes. I prefer to take on a reasonable number of clients so I can actually know and remember their lives. This way, I can ensure your privacy.

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

You talk. I talk a little. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes you cry. I get to know you and how you got to where you are today. We figure out where you want to go.

How long will it take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

I really want this to work. I am tired of feeling like this.

That’s not a question. But me too. Therapy helps.