In order to get started on your growing and healing journey together an appointment
needs to be set up. Once an appointment is set up I can reach out to you further
about completing the necessary intake paperwork before our first session.
My counseling style is very direct, goal oriented, and focused on identifying and changing inaccurate or distorted thinking patterns, emotional responses, and behaviors. My counseling style will also incorporate strategies such as emotional regulation and mindfulness.
Counseling can be beneficial even if you are not ready for change, it can help you
process where you want to be, before working towards goals. However, just
recognizing thoughts that are not rational or healthy, or behaviors that follow,
does not make it easy to change.
For counseling to be the most effective, you must be ready and willing to spend time and effort analyzing your thoughts and feelings. You will be expected to not just work on yourself during the sessions, but to practice these learned skills in your daily life.
Making personal life changes does not happen over night. The initial goals and accomplishments should build up to the bigger picture.