How do I know when it is time to see a therapist?
The very fact that you are reading this says it is time. If you are starting to think it might be time, we urge you to schedule a FREE consultation or your first appointment. Many people make the mistake of not addressing the areas of life they want to improve until their quality of life reaches a boiling point. The growth process moves more smoothly and much quicker the sooner you address them.
Other questions that can help you clarify your need for therapy:
- Is there a persistent problem, condition, and way of feeling or upset that has been bothering you for a while?
- Are you ready to start trusting yourself?
- Are you tired of having the same conversation about something over and over in your head or with your friends, yet nothing seems to change?
- Does the issue feel too big to tackle by yourself?
- Are you tired of feeling the way you have been feeling?
- Are you finally ready to do something about it?
- Are you at a point in your life where it does not make sense to you why you are feeling the way you do?
How will I know if you are the right therapist for me?
Our team prides themselves on our passion, personality, adaptability, and authenticity. The reason why our client’s choose us is because our therapists filter the clinical aspect of counseling through our personality instead of the other way around. What that means is our client’s have success with us because we keep it real. We do not pretend to be perfect and we for sure do not portray ourselves as better than anyone. We don’t use psycho-babble because we do not believe that making you learn a different name for what you already know you are feeling is beneficial to you. In fact, it slows the process down. Our therapists will not waste your time. We make the most of your time and the change process starts the second you walk in the door. Additional check list items you can use to determine if a therapist is right for you can be found below:
- Does she/he seem like somebody I could trust?
- Is she/he really listening to me?
- Does he/she seem to know what they are doing?
- Does he/she seem confident and competent?
- Do I feel comfortable with him/her?
- Could I ever show this person the deepest, ugliest parts of myself?
- Does he/she seem to have the capacity to handle me?
What is the difference between therapy and counseling?
- We use the two words interchangeably. Not everybody does, so this is a great question to ask. I use both words because different people relate to one word more positively than the other. Some folks prefer the word counseling, others prefer therapy, so I use them both
Why do I need you? Why can’t I just talk to a friend or a family member?
- A friend or family member is not professionally trained to help you grow, heal and change. It’s likely that your friends and family have been giving you the best advice they can, but if it were helpful, you probably wouldn’t be reading this. But here is why your friend’s advice is different from ours. Your friends want to maintain your friendship so they will probably tell you what you want to hear; which helps nobody. It likely further exacerbates the issues. Also, they will give advice that is based on their life’s experiences. We are interested in helping you find your own answers by helping you connect with what is true and right for you.