Q: How do I know if I’m ready for Counseling?
A: You may or may not know. My initial free 15 minute phone consultation will help us both determine that.
Q: Are you going to tell me what I should do during our sessions?
A: You’ve probably been told what to do by well-meaning people, and somehow it hasn’t worked. We will explore what’s going on in your life and figure out your best options together. My goal for you is to help make your life more functional and happier.
Q: How long is therapy going to take?
A: That’s a great question, and I wish I had a clear cut answer for you. Therapy is a process, and since each person’s life experience and circumstance is different, the answer could be different too. After we meet, I’ll have a better sense of that, and of course I am open to discussing that at any time during our counseling sessions.
Q: How do I know you are the right Counselor for me?
A: Therapy like all relationships, even a therapeutic one, needs a good fit. Of course you want the right Counselor for you! That’s partly what the initial consultation is for, so you can decide for yourself if you feel I can assist you.
Q: What if I don’t want anyone to know I am in therapy?
A: In most cases, no one will know, unless you choose to tell them yourself that you are working through some issues in therapy. Your sessions are confidential.
Q: I’m worried about my child who’s having a really hard time. I’m wondering if therapy would help.
A: Therapy helps some children in some situations. Not all children need therapy. The first thing we would do is to get together with you and your child for an evaluation and at that time you could decide what’s best for your child. Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss your child’s situation.
Q: Do you work with people of all ages?
A: Yes, I work with kids from 4 to 92 I love working with, teens and young adults either individually or with their families.
Q: My teen is struggling and I’m thinking that therapy might be helpful. My spouse isn’t quite so enthused about coming in to therapy. What should I do?
A: It’s very common for one parent to feel uncomfortable about their Teen going to therapy. Not a problem. Either I’m happy to talk with your spouse about his or her concerns, or if it is still uncomfortable, you may want to come in alone and we can chat about your situation. That’s fine, too. While it’s my preference to see both parents, I understand that sometimes this isn't possible. So, give me a call and, if necessary, you can come in by yourself.
Q: So where do I go from here?
A: Feel free to give me a call at: 0481 326 858. I look forward to hearing from you, and hearing your story.