For my first blog, it makes sense to share how and why I came up with this new and beneficial way to help more people with their psychological and social stressors on an as needed basis. The idea came to me one night while I was talking with friends about all the people who are not being helped due to the stigma of therapy.
I did more research and asked why people would hesitate getting therapy. “I don’t want someone to just sit there and listen,” said R.B., “ I’m paying good money and I want qualified feedback and direction from the professional I put my trust in.”
H.M. told me, “I am interested in going to therapy but don’t know where to start, I don’t want to tell my story ten times before I find the right fit.”
I realized it was time for someone who was already a licensed therapy professional to improve the line of communication between providers and clients. The reality is that in today’s world, many therapists will work with people on a short-term basis and be very directive and focused on what their client perceives as the problem and that many of us do not just listen!
I decided to provide and entirely new method of helping people by offering an alternative to therapy. In my methods, we will not go into deep psychological underpinnings of the “why” but will focus on the immediate issue of “how” to address (and hopefully) resolve your day-to-day stressors.
Check out the testimonials section of my website to see some examples of types of issues I work on and read some of the comments from my clients. A good rule of thumb is to think about those things that keep you from getting a good night’s sleep (relationship/dating problems, family member with a mental illness or addiction, workplace politics, etc).
If you want therapy but don’t know where to start, I am a great resource to help you navigate the pool of available therapists, insurance carriers and those with expertise in your specific issue. I will assist you in finding the right therapeutic fit.