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Personal Counseling

  • Stress management
  • Therapy for depression and anxiety
  • Workplace challenges
  • Life coaching
  • Goal setting
  • Quarter Life Crisis

If you've never been to counseling, you may be wondering how it works. Maybe you think you should be able to figure it out on your own or have a friend or family member help you work through your thoughts. Working it through by yourself or with a friend or family member can work for some and I would encourage you to try doing this if you prefer. Some of the advantages of working with me are:

 1. I am not emotionally involved with your situation so I can see things more objectively.

2. My only agenda for our sessions is for me to help you figure out what you want. I do not have an ideal outcome for you. Only you can determine what you want and I can support you as you sort through your thoughts/feelings and next steps.

3. Some of your friends and family will be great at asking clarifying questions. However, the nature of your relationship with them is different than it will be with me. During your session it is all about you. What?! Yes! You read that right! Our sessions are all about YOU. You don't have to worry about talking too much. Ok, wait. Let me take that back, at least a little bit since our sessions are only 50 minutes. You can request a 90 minute if you prefer. I find that my appointments fly by for both me and my clients.  So during that time, you can talk as much as you'd like. Many of my clients talk for 40 minutes non-stop and we debrief for the last 10 minutes. It really depends on you.

4. Many of my clients say, "I never thought of that" or "I didn't see that connection before." Being a counselor means I am trained to ask you the right questions to help you clarify your thoughts and your goals. I am trained to notice reoccurring themes and notice patterns which we then work through together.

It is extremely important that you have a good rapport with your counselor. I encourage you to talk to at least 3 counselors before you make a decision. Are you comfortable with this person? Do you feel heard? Does it seem that he/she understands you? 

Please feel free to contact me if you'd like a complimentary, 15 minute consultation where we can see if we are a good fit for each other. 



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