What is Therapy and How Does It Help?
Therapy is a process in which the counselor and the client come together to explore the client’s life, heal the pain of the past, and work toward building a healthier, happier future. In the context of therapeutic relationships, I serve clients by:
-listening with an open heart.
-asking questions that build deeper insight into one’s history, worldview, choices, dreams, and relationships.
-offering fresh perspectives to generate hope.
-providing ongoing motivation, guidance, and support for positive changes in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
-walking beside people emotionally as they go through grief.
-supporting goals around careers, relationships, families, personal passions, and other pursuits.
-helping people evaluate options and solve complex problems.
-challenging the pressure to conform to false ideals of perfection so that people can enjoy being who they really are.
– exploring how to overcome the impacts of oppressive social structures such as racism, homophobia, and sexism.
-teaching effective coping strategies for dealing with issues such as depression and anxiety.
-laughing together and finding humor through the ups and downs of life.
-guiding people to helpful and relevant community resources.
-encouraging everyone to step back now and then, look at the big picture, and ask important questions: Why are we here? What is the purpose of suffering? What is love? How can we work together to make the world a better place?
-supporting people as they dream big, step into the unknown, take risks, set boundaries, and live their best lives.
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