The majority of people will seek counseling at least once in their lifetime. Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, seeking out extra support when you need it is a healthy approach. Enlisting the guidance of a professional can provide new perspectives and insights into your identified “problem”.
What type of training do therapists have?
In the state of Florida each licensed therapist or psychologist MUST have no less than 2,000 hours providing therapy, 100 hours of supervision, and pass a state exam in order to receive his/her license. Therapists often go on to receive further training and/or certications in specialty areas. A directory of all licensed therapist is available at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/MQA/PRAES/index.html
What can I expect from sessions with you?
This is a great question, and I am glad that you asked. I like to bring my personality into the room and really debunk the negative beliefs that some people have around therapy. Think of counseling with me as a conversation on how you can have a better like, now who doesn’t want that? I work with many couples who have had, well let’s just say not the greatest therapy in the past, and they constantly tell me they both feel mutually supported, had fun, learned a lot and have a better relationship.
I let the people I work with know that humor is not only encouraged, but it is required! Even though we might be tackling some tough stuff laughing, smiling, and joking are good for the body and soul. The only way you will really know is to reach out to me and let’s chat. You can decide from there. My style is a cross between counseling and coaching.