Sometimes the kindest thing we can do for ourselves is also the scariest: ask for help. Even if you are coming into therapy on your own, my hope is that you feel accompanied through this experience and find it to be meaningful, insightful and encouraging.
Have you ever noticed that you find yourself in the same rut over and over again? Almost like a
never-ending cycle of making New Year's resolutions yet not being able to fully follow through with them? I believe that there are good reasons why we get stuck in the same unhealthy
patterns, toxic relationships or self-destructive cycles.
I believe we get stuck in familiar (but not fulfilling) patterns because of emotional wounds and core needs. When I work with individuals, I am committed to a model of therapy called Emotionally Focused Therapy, because this model:
When I begin working with individuals, I like to spend a few sessions getting to know you.
Our first session will be a time for us to get to know one another. I like to share about the therapy
process and the Emotionally Focused Therapy model. I also want to learn more about your personal history and what brought you to the place of reaching out for therapy
After our first session, I will take the next two sessions to get to know more about your world. I find
it helpful to learn about your family and relationship background because I believe these play important roles in your present life. I also like to take this time for you to get to know me
and how I work, to make sure that you feel safe with me.
Finally, I will share where we go from here. I will share my thoughts
and reflections about why you find yourself stuck in various places, and I will offer my suggestions and recommendations about how to move forward with me in therapy.
These are some of the reasons why people reach out to me for individual therapy: