Reasons for Therapy

I think therapy would benefit me, but I can’t afford it

I have more than 25 years of experience in the field of psychology.  Indeed, therapy is a financial investment in yourself and your future. I have learned from my patients that the expense of not addressing the reasons you are now visiting this website is far more costly than dealing with the psychological issues head-on. How do you measure the toll on your physical health?  What is the emotional toll of going through the day managing your symptoms? How do you measure the cost to your and your family’s quality of life?  Therapy is a relatively short-term commitment when measured against the backdrop of a lifetime, which cannot be solely measured in dollar amounts.  I will do my best to create a financial arrangement that allows you to make this commitment to yourself.

I should be able to handle this on my own

People from various ethnic, immigrant and religious backgrounds often feel a stigma or a sense of shame in seeking therapy.  Maybe no one in your family has sought therapy.  Perhaps you were told that a strong person handles pain silently: the “pull yourself up by your bootstrap” mentality.  In my years of practice, I have found that it is the strongest members of the family who seek outside help because they are committed to not repeating the unhealthy dynamics of their family.  They want to be a better parent or partner.  They want to succeed, however, they define success.  Therapy becomes one way to ensure your own well being and to learn how to build more solid decision-making and coping skills that put you in good stead as the uncertainty of life occurs.

I value therapy, but I just don’t have the time

When it comes to health, everything is connected.  Your mental health is linked to your physical health, which is linked to your ability to live a meaningful, active, thoughtful and vital existence. Too often a work assignment takes precedence or attending to everyone else trumps attending to the most basic of rights, healing.  People who complete therapy often speak about the way in which therapy has helped change their internalized critical or pessimistic nature and helped them to feel greater compassion toward themselves. Therapy has the power to change how you understand yourself, and therefore, opens your ability to feel greater compassion towards others.  Life, in general, is met with more openness and flexibility.

Therapy helps you to heal old wounds and to transform your life

I take a holistic and eclectic approach in my therapeutic work.  I individually tailor my assessment and treatment to fit your needs. I work collaboratively with you as a valued contributor and decision-maker. I do not see you as defined by a pre-existing history or condition.  Challenging emotional problems or issues as well as physical sensations or conditions is often rooted in unresolved, and sometimes unknown, experiences. As is often the case, the coping skills you used in childhood may no longer be working for you. In therapy, you can learn how to recognize what triggers your symptoms, which is a critical step in the healing process.  Once you begin to recognize and name your triggers, you can begin to manage the physiological aspects, specifically, how it manifests in your body.  Through the use of various therapeutic approaches, we will work to clear the experiences/beliefs that may be at the root of your concerns/problems and which manifests in various settings whether through your work, your intimate and social relationships, or your parenting.

Therapy often changes how you experience yourself, and therefore it can change what you choose to bring into your life.  During and following therapy, people often feel more fully alive and choose to live in a more conscious, determined way which sometimes means making painful changes in your life because they no longer benefit you.  You can achieve a greater sense of self-worth and confidence and a deeper understanding of the direction you wish to take your life.

I offer a safe, empathic, and collaborative environment in which we can examine the causes of your anxiety. There are many reasons for therapy so please call me for a no cost 10-minute consultation. 

Please feel free to Contact Me directly with any questions and to schedule an appointment.