AM I WEIRD BECAUSE I SEEK THERAPY?
The short answer is: No, unless you feel that getting a massage or asking anyone for advice is weird too.
These days, we do not have the support that was built into traditional societies in the form of initiation societies, mentorship, and shamanic counseling. Many people these days feel alone with their problems and feel that their friends and family members might not be ready for hearing what they have in mind, or they do not have friends.
Psychotherapy is one way to fill the function of these support systems that no longer exist.
Individual vs Group Therapy?
In both modalities, we provide confidential services that help you release ineffective patterns of living and thinking, learn joyfully from your natural wisdom, and make explicit and manifest the vision you hold for the unfolding of your life.
Individual therapy allows you to work in depth with a person trained and experienced in the art of helping.
Group therapy helps individuals develop communication skills and socialization skills, and allows clients to learn how to express their issues and accept criticism from others. group therapy is also beneficial because helping others makes you feel good and teaches you how to structure your mind in positive and helpful ways that you can apply to your own needs.
In both modalities we help you practice choosing from a fuller life menu, unfettered by fear or limitations.
Both modalities offer compassionate, engaged and insightful approaches.
WHAT IS A SESSION LIKE?
You typically arrive a bit before your appointment to a comfortable waiting room. We avoid scheduling people together in the waiting room, but in rare occasions you might cross paths with someone else. Then you will meet privately with your therapist - 50 minutes (or more) each week. Your task is to bring whatever is in your mind to share in the session . Our task is to provide a warm and welcoming environment, and use our expertise to help you through the process of figuring out what you need to figure out.
WHAT WILL I, YOUR THERAPIST, BE DOING?
Your therapist will listen mindfully, non-judgmentally, and with empathy. Your therapist will provide comments as needed, reflecting back to you the patterns they notice, offering alternate ways to see the situations or concerns, and helping you figure out ways to empower yourself to change in your perception, approach or behaviors. You set the pace, your therapist will facilitate the process.