Benefits of Therapy

Recipe For Change

Only 10 percent or so of the variation in people's reports of happiness can be explained by differences in their circumstances. It appears that the bulk of what determines happiness is due to personality and more importantly thoughts and behaviors that can be changed. My focus is in helping people understand how existing beliefs about ourselves can hijack our ability to observe positive qualities, and sabotage confidence and feelings of self worth leading to anxiety, depression, and shame. I use a variety of techniques in my practice including CBT, DBT, solution-focused brief therapy and mindfulness. What is most important in our work together is the relationship, which is why I strive to create a collaborative environment focused on your strengths, your goals and trust between us. My goal for you is to be understood, to gain clarity and freedom to move forward with life, to get “unstuck,” to find connection, meaning and inspiration, to find community and improve relationships. 

Why Therapy? 

Deciding to take the plunge and calling a therapist can feel very overwhelming.  Therapy is not only an investment of time and financial resources, it often challenges people to open up be vulnerable to a stranger.  If you are unsure if therapy is right for you, read below to learn about the benefits of therapy:

  • Develop a greater understanding of yourself and your goals and values in a non-biased environment
  • Build skills to improve relationships/communication and understand underlying causes for dysfunctional relationship patterns
  • Learn how to form more authentic connections and deepen existing relationships
  • Process through unresolved emotional pain from the past
  • Overcome symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, or phobias
  • Experience long-term gains such as improved emotional well-being 

 

For more information about the benefits of therapy please visit the American Psychological Association.