Whether you’ve never been in therapy or you’re giving it another go, you may be wondering if therapy can really help you.
The answer depends on one thing: your connection with your therapist. People who report a good, strong rapport with their therapists also report the highest levels of satisfaction with the therapeutic process.
Yep. That’s the wonder drug. And I want that to be your experience in therapy.
This much I’m willing to bet on. Your life doesn’t look or feel the way you thought it would. Perhaps your relationship isn’t what you want it to be. Or your career track is, well, off track.
Could be that you’re embarrassed or ashamed about something you’ve done – or something that’s been done to you. Or you’re feeling overwhelmed by the events, emotions, stressors and people in your life.
I’m the WRONG therapist for you if you’re looking for someone who will agree with everything you say. I’m definitely the wrong therapist for you if you’re not ready to make the changes you need (to make) for your life to look and feel better. I’m also the wrong therapist if you’re looking for one who won’t challenge you.
I’m the RIGHT therapist for you if you’re looking for concrete advice, professional guidance, and rock-solid support. I’m the right therapist if you realize only you can make the changes you want to see in your life. I’m definitely the right therapist if you’re ready to dig in and uncover the patterns and habits that are holding you back from the life you really want.
I’m the right therapist for you if you’re ready to feel better now and do the rewarding work it takes to make that happen.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
Most problems couples have are caused by – wait for it – ineffective communication.
Yep, that’s it. Sorry if it’s not as juicy as you hoped.
The good news is I can help you and your partner fix those communication glitches. I can help you talk to each other so that you both feel heard and respected. I can help you stop the jabs, yelling, sarcasm, and silence that may be plaguing your relationship.
The problem with poor communication is that it wriggles its way into the gaps in a relationship and creates distance between partners. Distance is not good. Just saying.
Once distance sets in, things like addiction and infidelity get their chance to grab hold. And that’s when things in the relationship can get really sticky.
When couples learn to communicate more effectively, their troubles and differences don’t loom as large. They’re able to respect the other’s thoughts and opinions. Little things don’t seem so big anymore.
I’ve coached hundreds of couples who came to me thinking their relationships were over, kaput, done. And sometimes they were right. But often, with some coaching, they were able to look at the relationship and each other just a little differently. They learned ways to communicate that ended up saving the relationship. And they gained lifelong tools to keep those skills in place.