When is the Right Time?
The decision to seek counseling is one that each person makes at a time when they become aware they no longer feel okay with themselves and/or their circumstances. The “right time” to start counseling is when you admit to yourself that you want to feel different, you are ready to look at making a change, and are no longer willing to accept that “this is as good as it gets.”
You will know when the time is right. Continue reading to learn more about my approach to counseling and how it works.
Supportive and Nurturing Environment
When you come to see me for counseling, you will be working with someone who will listen to how you have struggled and appreciate what it has meant for you. I will help you recognize your strengths through unconditional respect and support in a safe environment that is nurturing and accepting of where you are today and where you want to go.
We Look at All Aspects of Your Life
It is my experience that to assist you in gaining self-awareness, identifying choices, and recognizing the obstacles that have kept you from feeling better. We have to examine all aspects of what is happening in your life today.
We will look at your world from many different angles, but always from your perspective. In counseling, I respect your individuality and convey hope. We will use the time to work through the pain and confusion created by repeating patterns without recognizing what they are or how they have impacted you.
The Power to Change Yourself and Your Life Lies Within You
In a collaborative atmosphere, you will begin to understand that the power to change lies within you. We will work to uncover the messages you send to yourself and how they have influenced the choices and decisions you have made throughout your life. Through counseling, you will gain insight into yourself, be less self-critical and more accepting of who you are and what your goals are for the future.
As you become more respectful of and comfortable within yourself, you will start to feel better, more optimistic, and hopeful. In the end, you will begin to experience your world in a more positive way and surround yourself with people and things that support you.