Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personality of both the therapist and the patient and the particular problems that the patient brings. Psychotherapy can aid you in discovering tools and techniques that can be utilized to improve the quality of your life and your relationships. Psychotherapy involves change, which may feel threatening not only to you but also to those people close to you. The prospect of giving up old habits, no matter how destructive or painful, can often make you feel quite vulnerable. Psychotherapy usually leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. Because therapy may involve a substantial commitment of time, money, and energy, it is important to feel comfortable with your therapist you choose.
In the first few sessions we will evaluate the problems that bring you to therapy and I will give you some impressions of the kind of treatment that would be helpful to you. During these first sessions, you should be thinking about whether you feel comfortable working with me. If you do decide to work with me, we will develop goals and a treatment plan together.