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I want therapy to be worthwhile for you, rather than just one more item on the to-do list or one more stressor in your life.  Here's how we can partner together to make this process as beneficial as possible:

In our work together, I commit to:

  • Preparing for our sessions and hosting the space well
  • Being available and accessible in between sessions, and responding to your requests and needs
  • Learning and growing in my skills in order to serve you better
  • Being direct and honest with you
  • Connecting you with additional resources
  • Holding out hope and a vision of the good things ahead for you

In our work together, you can:

  • Stay engaged and committed to the process, even when it's difficult to do so
  • Ask me about the process and any concerns/struggles you may have with therapy
  • Take risks to share as you are able
  • Hold onto hope when the process feels discouraging
  • Make room and space for others who may be in the therapy process with you
  • Be as direct and honest with me as possible

In our work together, we:

  • Can schedule regular, consistent times to meet so we can make progress faster
  • Might figure out "homework" assignments for you to do in between our sessions
  • Will discuss outside support and resources to supplement the work we're doing in therapy
  • Partner together as a team

Rooted & Grounded

 

 

New on the blog:

Authenticity for Couples | Asking for What You Need

 

 

The most important question to ask could

be the hardest to answer.


In the neighborhood...

Raising Emotionally Healthy Children | Grace Church MOMS Group

September 12th, 9:30-11:30am

 

I have the privilege of sharing with a group of moms with young children, exploring together what it means to help our children grow into emotionally healthy people.


Around town...

"Impulsive Behavior Linked to Sleep and Screen Time"

Science News

 

A new article suggests that children and youth who do not sleep enough and use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions.


 

Alair Olson, M.A.

 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

(MFC#86504)

 

South Mission Valley | San Diego, CA  92108

858.634.0302 | therapy@alairolson.com