I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all! Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll teach you techniques to help you learn to handle your everyday problems in a more positive and productive manner, thus making you feel better.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Also, therapy is completely confidential, so you don’t have to worry about anyone finding out what you discuss. Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of emotion, it can be difficult to share that with family and friends, and easier when a professional is there to help you through it.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication alone cannot solve all of your problems. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Your work with Eli is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. Eli tailors his therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals varies from one person to another.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions! Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, therapy only takes place once a week. It’s the work you do outside of session that will really help you see your personal growth and development.
My partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual counseling or come together?
If you are concerned about your relationship, it is better to come together from the start. It’s much easier to help when Eli is able to see the way you communicate and interact. If Eli needs time alone with either of you to better understand the issues between you, he will let you know.
Contact Eli today for a free phone consultation to discuss your psychotherapy needs!