What Is Therapy?
Individual therapy is the building of a cooperative relationship between a patient and a therapist aimed at helping the patient grow, learn, and heal. No couches. No overpriced sessions. No psychobabble. Two people sitting down and having a collaborative conversation to help someone make the changes they want to see in their life.
Who Is Therapy For?
People with depression, anxiety, stress, moms, dads, children, teens, men, women, trans individuals, non-binary folks, people struggling with substance use, smokers, readers, musicians, gay, straight, bi, pan, lesbian, queer, demi individuals, lots of problems, just a few issues. Therapy is for everyone. Therapy is love.
How Can It Help Me?
Therapy helps people learn and implement skills to improve the way they deal with everyday life. This looks different for each person and what they’re working toward. Therapy helps create a safe space to share, learn, and grow, and to cultivate the courage to start using those skills in life.
Therapy is one small part of the process. The more people practice and put into place the skills they have learned in session, the more results they will see. This is about helping you to help yourself.
Misconceptions about Therapy
Therapy doesn’t “fix” you, you aren’t broken!
It helps you to find healthier ways to cope with your problems and to build the skills to handle natural ups and downs in life.
Therapy isn’t magic. Progress happens gradually. You get out of it what you put into it and the more work you do on yourself outside of sessions, the more you’ll grow and heal.
Therapists don’t simply listen or give advice.
Therapy is a dynamic and collaborative process where therapist and patient work together.
Therapy isn’t just for people with problems or people who have money. It isn’t something “weak” people use. Therapy is challenging and takes great strength and courage to follow through with. Anyone can benefit from therapy. It’s a great way to learn more about yourself and learn skills to help navigate life.