Making the decision to begin therapy can be extremely difficult but the result can be highly rewarding--and life changing. I applaud your willingness to take this first and courageous step by seeking more information.
I provide therapy services for adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and many other life or relationship problems. I think you will find the answers to most of your questions on this site, but feel free to reach out for more information. I would be happy to help if I can and am hoping we have a chance to meet!
*Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update*
Since March of 2020, I have switched full-time to providing teletherapy. This decision was primarily made to help participate in the communal effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, but it was also a joint agreement among tenants of my office building to disallow clients into the building to help protect everyone's well-being. If this notice is still up, it means this policy is still in place.
Teletherapy is very much like normal therapy, just done over the computer or phone (just like a FaceTime call). I'm sure many share my strong preference for meeting in person, but despite my initial reservations most people have found it to be a very nice alternative. There are some great advantages to online therapy: no travel time, no parking challenges, the convenience of home; one of the downsides can be the distraction of pets, children and other people. So it will be important to plan ahead.
For those interested in meeting in person, I have been offering outdoor sessions by either meeting in a park or walking through the neighborhoods. This too has become a welcomed alternative...a nice way to get some time outside! If you are interested, please feel free to ask me about options.
"Thank you so much for being such an instrumental part of the journey and walking alongside me. You were patient, caring, and gentle, but did not shy away from pushing or challenging me. You not only asked me to see things differently, but were a great model of these new ideas through your actions."