The decision to seek therapy is never an easy one and I commend you for taking the first step in your journey. In my role as a psychotherapist, I work with individuals, couples, families and groups that are experiencing difficulties in their daily living. The reasons for seeking therapy are varied, from anxiety and depression to relationship issues, conflict resolution, family issues, grief, and dealing with illness. These examples are by no means exclusive since every person is different and has a unique set of problems that may be interfering with leading a fulfilling life.
The therapist’s role is to help you sort through the issues that are at the core of these roadblocks and to help you work through them by gaining personal insight and understanding using established psychotherapy principles. Research has consistently shown that psychotherapy works to significantly improve people’s lives and to reduce the negative effects of the issues that brought them to therapy in the first place. However, therapy is not a quick fix. It requires willingness, consistency and open-mindedness on your part. It also requires a meaningful and open relationship between you and your therapist. To that end, it is important that you find a therapist that is right for you, that you can feel comfortable with, and that uses an approach that matches your need