You’ve come this far, why don’t we talk about what it would mean to work with me. There are some beliefs I have that might be helpful to know about if you’re considering all of this:
• All therapists practice differently. What you experienced before isn’t necessarily what you’ll experience now.
• You are the expert of you. I have some insights to offer but this is about your journey, not mine. If anything I mention doesn’t fit, feel free to disagree.
• I am a traveller with you. I walk alongside you as you move through things. I’ll ask questions, I’ll encourage you, and I’ll call you on things that aren’t healthy. BUT you are the one doing the work. You are finding the answers and strengths that were always within. It’s my job to help bring those to surface without answering it for you! It’s NOT my job to give advice – although I admit that’s sometimes hard. I am human after all. Seriously though, if you’re looking to come for someone to tell you what to do, I’m not your gal.
• I believe we are made up of parts (mind, body, emotion) and it’s part of our job to bring these more together in harmony.
• People struggle with questions about existence, like “Who am I?” or “Where do I belong?” Because I believe these are universals, they may come up in our work together.
• All people have strengths, including you! We’ll use them to get you where you want to be.
• Finally, I believe it’s my duty to create a safe, warm, accepting space where you can be who you need to be without judgment.
Now, why was that important? Well, because if you’re looking for someone to give advice or be super directive, then you would like the name of a different therapist. I like to use a bunch of different approaches to find what fits you!