Therapy is a relationship. A collaborative relationship in which language and human presence are the tools for healing and change. I will rely on you to identify your primary issues and concerns at each session. Therapy is also process, and healing can take time. It can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. It is common to schedule a series of weekly 60 minute sessions.
The Value of Psychotherapy
The goal of working on ourselves psychologically is psychological liberty. To become more free — liberated from whatever is blocked, negative, and destructive — from whatever is unfree, conflicted, fearful, and wounded in ourselves. It is a process of becoming increasingly freed from our fears and conflicts, from our wayward passions and compulsions, from our disordered desires, inner confusions, and illusions. In the last analysis, learning how to transcend the ego is nothing less than learning how to love. Until we learn to truly love ourselves and others, there can be no hope of lasting happiness or peace or redemption. It is because we do not love ourselves properly that we lose ourselves so easily in the many illusions ego sets before us. (Riso, Personality Types, 348; enneagraminstitute.com)
Alternative empathic perspective
Validation that your feelings and concerns do matter
Enhance personal development
Ease the challenges of daily life
Attain insight into long-standing dysfunctional personal patterns and behavior
Discover new ways to solve old problems
Increase confidence, peace, vitality, and well-being
Improve listening and communication skills
Enhance overall quality of life
My services are fee-based (fee for service). I offer a 10% discount on the purchase of a package of 10 sessions. I do not accept insurance and do not have a sliding scale. Same day (date of scheduling) appointments are sometimes available.
The intial consultation is to learn about you and your concerns as well as giving you an opportunity to get to know me. If I think I can be of help and you feel that you may be able to come to trust me, we will engage in a collaborative effort toward reaching your unique and specific goals.