What is counseling like? Counseling is a process that depends upon you! You get to lead our discussions and I actively listen. It’s important for me to seek to understand what it is you mean as you talk about your life. People sometimes begin by talking about how they have come to the place they’re in: what's hurting, what’s not working in their lives, what they have experienced, and what they would like to be different. Therapy is a relational process. Your job is to put words together and to tell me what your experience is like. I listen. I may ask a few questions or make comments or observations about what you’ve said. We work together to construct a new meaning of your experience.
Sometimes it simply can just be a relief to be listened-to and heard. It can also be comforting to have someone willingly try to understand your experience. More than this, it can feel energizing and freeing for us to put new words to how you have experienced life. And lastly, it can be life changing to create a different reality of how to “be” in the world as you move forward with new-found understanding and healing. You are always welcome to ask questions about the therapy process.