Is therapy just for people with serious mental health problems?
Not at all. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What is telehealth psychotherapy and is it effective?
The research to date shows mental health care delivered remotely (i.e., telehealth psychotherapy) is effective, and clinicians have built a substantial literature base on telehealth interventions that work for a variety of problems and populations.
What equipment do I need for our telehealth psychotherapy visit?
I use a platform that will work with your desktop/laptop, tablet, or smartphone and it doesn’t require you to download anything to your device. The video call works best when you are connected to a strong wifi signal or ethernet cable. Also, I suggest finding a private location and using headphones or earbuds to ensure the best audio quality.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.