I don’t know about your journey getting here specifically, but I do know that people face various barriers on their path toward starting therapy. We have come a long way as a society on the topic of mental health, and nevertheless, social stigma still exists.
Prioritizing yourself and your emotional well-being is not always easy to do. There are always reasons “now is not the right time” or “the problem isn’t big enough”. It can be tempting to let your own needs fall down on your priority list.
Those who haven't experienced your symptoms cannot understand how hard it is to take the first step of getting support. This alone is deserving of recognition.
My Commitments To You
I will be here every week.
Consistency is a hallmark of effective therapy. Holding a space for you that is consistent and reliable is my highest priority.
Come as you are.
I welcome whatever version of you that is present each week. There is no obligation or expectation on my part for you to be anything other than your authentic self in our relationship.
I take your goals seriously.
I strive to stay connected to your therapeutic goals throughout our process together. This means I will be checking in with you consistently about how our work is feeling for you. Sometimes goals need to change, or parts of our process together may require a shift. No matter the case, I am committed to keeping our work meaningful and supportive throughout.
I will hold the parts that are too heavy right now.
For many people, therapy is a space to bring thoughts and feelings which feel like “too much” for other relationships in their life to hold. You may worry about “burdening” others with dark thoughts or intense emotions.
Our relationship is built for this.
Nothing is too much for me to hold with you. Over time, I hope to earn your trust so that you begin to feel wholly welcome here. Allow me to hold some of the weight until you feel strong enough.
I am also here to hold hope and recognize growth with you, even if these feel, at times, too far away.
Therapy is an investment I take very seriously.
The financial commitment to therapy is significant. I hold this in mind throughout our process. I will show up for you every session with your goals in mind.
I recognize your financial, physical, and emotional energy investment while in therapy. Some sessions may be uncomfortable, and some will provide uplift. I strive to meet you wherever you are each session and use our time together efficiently.
Most importantly, you are investing your trust in me by committing to therapy. As this can be a vulnerable process and trust takes time to earn, my primary goal is to create a space for our relationship to grow.