MEET OUR THERAPISTS
HOW OUR THERAPISTS HELP
How we help is by nudging you towards focusing on your own growth and your relationship to yourself, instead of the other people in your life. Remember, the only thing you can control are your actions and how you respond to the relationships, and the things that happen in your life. As I'm sure you've noticed, it is very enticing to focus on things outside yourself! But, focusing outward, and on others, doesn't necessarily create positive change in your life and in the quality of your relationships. There is no doubt about it, focusing on yourself, turning inward and learning about what makes you tick can create powerful change.
When you work on you, important things start to change and the quality of your relationships get better - more meaningful, more direct, more authentic. Self growth is hard, but it is also gratifying. Which is why we like to refer to what we do with our clients as: GOOD, HARD WORK.
What you pay for are therapists trained in the systems of relationships that will provide safe boundaries, knowledge about relationship dynamics & patterns of relating, effective coping skills, and LOTS of tools. What you get is someone that really listens when you talk. Someone who listens without judgement about what you should, or shouldn't do, someone who doesn't have a hidden agenda (hello, mom) or conversation restrictions (aren't you over this yet?), or a busy social calendar.
We are socially conscious, LGBTQ friendly, and we do our best to work on being aware of our privilege and how it affects the world around us.
THE THERAPY ADVENTURE CAN BEGIN HERE
One important thing you should know is that the fit with the therapist that you choose to work with is really vital, research shows that it is one of the most relevant keys to positive change in the work you do in therapy! We encourage you to talk with them, and make sure you feel comfortable moving forward with therapy.We know that finding the right counselor can be a daunting task, and we commend your efforts in exploring steps to make some positive changes in your relationships!
So, take your time. Trust your gut. If you discover that you are up for some deep reflection, some powerful relationship insights, and some good, hard work, then go ahead and contact us to set up a session!
Together, we can get you more connected to yourself, and on the path to the quality relationships that you deserve.
When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.”
― Carl R. Rogers