What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who may listen, but may also just give you advice, and someone who has the training and experience to help you understand yourself and encourage you to choose the right path for you. I can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, our sessions are completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing your business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding them or they might start avoiding you to prevent being reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why is RESTORE 6 months?! That seems like a really long time!
You’re right, 6 months does seem like a long time, but as adults, we need time to learn new concepts, learn new skills, practice them, and then embody them. This process takes time and 6 months is enough time for some, but others need more time and support to sift through decades of socialization, get to the root of the behaviors, and make a transformational shift that will create lasting change. You won’t know for sure what you need until you are in it, but I can promise you this, if you do the work, you will grow and come out of the process with lasting change that will transform your life.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time it can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek my services in the first place.
Do you offer couple therapy?
I no longer offer couple therapy because when I have worked with couples in the past, I often ended up working with them as individuals. In my experience, what often causes conflict in the couple relationships is individual struggles/stories/baggage, however you want to define it, and I am very skilled at helping people get to the root cause of the things they don’t like about themselves and the things that cause problems in their relationships. This often helps individuals function better in their relationships and improves relationship satisfaction. It’s not going to change your partner, but it can help you better understand yourself and potentially act in a way that makes the relationship more meaningful and satisfying for you. If that is something you’re interested in, I’m the therapist for you!
I want to get the most out of our sessions. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success. If you are in one of my coaching programs, you can read the modules in-between our sessions and use the tools available. If you are participating in therapy services, you can come to sessions rested, open, and ready to explore yourself. I know that may not always be possible and we can make progress without these things, but this will help you get the most out of our time together.