Counseling Process – How It Works

I often work with people who have never seen a therapist and have all sorts of thoughts about what it will be like. Maybe something you saw in a movie or heard from a friend.

At the beginning of counseling, people sometimes don’t know what to say or where to start, and this can make them nervous. When this happens, I reassure people that it’s normal to feel this way, and then I typically ask some questions to help them get started.

Once people feel at ease, they are generally willing to examine the parts of their lives that aren’t going well and work on making things better. I’ve found that when people make the commitment to working on what we discuss, they notice positive changes in their lives.

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Practice Specialties Include

Depression • Parenting • Anxiety • Personal Growth • Relationship Issues
Adolescents • Academic Concerns • Young Adults • Communication Difficulties Grief/Loss • Life Transitions Men’s Issues • Women’s Issues • Self-esteem • Stress Management • Siblings of Special Needs Children • Left Handers • Infertility Issues