what to expect

You may not know what to expect in therapy. You may not always have words for what you are feeling. You may feel stuck, be wrestling with troubling emotions or thoughts, or notice that you are having difficulty engaging with things that are important to you.

These struggles may be coming up in relationships, around work, or making decisions. You may be feeling them most in the way you talk to yourself, or feel in your body.

As much as we may wish otherwise, these negative feelings are a normal part of human life. They are natural reactions to difficult circumstances, and are intelligent ways that we struggle to get through these circumstances.

Clinicians use terms such as anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, or grief to categorize common ways that human beings struggle (and how we sometimes get lost in the struggle). I specialize in helping you recognize, understand, and work with these responses in order to navigate safely through them, and keep moving towards the things that are important to you.

Along with your struggles, you also come into therapy with all your unique strengths, connections, abilities, insights, values and creativity. These resources are where healing and growth can begin.

Therapy is also about supporting positive emotions, creativity, healthy relationships, curiosity, exploration and positive action. Read more about what to expect in therapy:

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