I am so glad that you are considering coming to counseling. It is not an easy decision to make, but it is an investment in your life that you won’t regret.
So why do I say that “it’s not an easy decision to make?” Well, quite honestly, I know it’s difficult to talk to a total stranger about what is going on in your life. You don’t know me, and people have told me they fear that there is an unwritten expectation that you will pour your soul out on the first session. You won’t! I believe that as a therapist, I have to earn your trust. It’s my job to provide a trusting environment and to give you time to share what you want to share. The good news is that with over 20 years of experience, my clients have told me that I’m pretty easy to talk to, and that it does not take long for us to develop a rapport. I trust that will be the case with you, too.