You are unsure if you are in the right place or if therapy is even for you. You have been trying for so long to do things on your own, but not much has changed.
So how could therapy help?
Well… in many ways.
Problem is… you have to pick up the phone and call.
That is usually the biggest hurdle and I get it.
For some, admitting that they need help isn’t something that they are used to doing. I call them “The Helpers.” Those that are more than happy to help others, but rarely ever ask for anything in return. Why should you? It is easier if you just do things yourself, plus you don’t want to burden others. Ok…how is that working out for you?
Maybe asking for help isn’t the problem for you. Maybe the issue is that you aren’t even sure what to expect. What I can tell you is that therapy isn’t like the Netflix specials. At least not with me and I know that won’t bother you, once you hear how I can help things change for you. You won’t know until you call.
So what if you are ok with asking for help and you know what to expect, but you don’t know if you can fit this into your life right now. What then? Again, this could be easily answered with a simple phone call. I can point you in the right direction, even if it doesn’t mean with me. Either way, I can help.
Imagine being able to get over that initial worry of making the phone call and being able to talk to someone who is willing to listen. Someone who WANTS to know what is bothering you and WANTS to get you the help you need, the help you deserve.
You can finally feel some of that weight, some of that burden, lifted off of your shoulders.
How freeing that can feel.
I know it feels freeing, because I hear it on the other end of the phone. That big sigh of relief that you have because you have finally been able to let go of that pit in your throat. Not your stomach…that could be indigestion and requires medical attention LOL.
The reason you have a pit in your throat is because you have wanted to say everything out loud, but didn’t have the courage, didn’t have the freedom, didn’t have someone to listen…but finally you do.
WHY WORK WITH ME?
So this is the part where I am supposed to “sell myself” and honestly that just feels gross.
I rather just tell you how I work.
I consider myself a casual therapist. I will often times make pop culture references (obviously when appropriate) because that is the type of person that I am. I like to make things comfortable and fun because you are coming to me when things suck, so I don’t want to make it even more sucky.
You might often hear me ask you about who you want to be like. I have had clients tell me that they want to be more like Jennifer Lopez or Beyonce. Or they want to have a relationship like Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. I love that!
It helps me figure out, what is it that they liked about those references and how I can get them there.
I will push you when you need it though. I like to challenge my clients to think differently and to open their minds to possibilities that they might have considered yet.
So I might ask you to “pause for a second” or “wait, stop, and rewind,” so that we can take a second to really think things through. Watching my clients really think about stuff, is where all the magic happens.
For some, we might get into some deep and heavy stuff. While I can’t remove the pain or hurt that it has caused you in the past, I work with you to help you through that pain so that you can finally feel healed.
As I tell everyone I work with, I want it to feel like a conversation, because having a conversation about tough stuff is better than not dealing with it at all.
You made it this far, so I now you are ready to start the conversation.