What can I expect?
Broadly speaking, as we work together, I'll be asking many questions as we seek to understand the nature of your experiences. I say 'we' because I believe that this is a joint process of reflecting on and making sense of how you feel and what you think. Sometimes, getting clarity and awareness of your situation may help you to identify the ways of living that don't work as well anymore, and the ways that might be better suited to you.
In the process, we may re-examine assumptions, beliefs, and relationships that you have with yourself and with the world around you.
My approach tends to be more exploratory in nature and is more suited to clients who are generally comfortable with or interested in reflection.
Will you give me some tactics to feel better...fast?
While I may introduce some general techniques (e.g. breathing exercises) to promote wellbeing, therapy is a process and not an antidote. Some people may feel more grounded, some find that being able to talk about and process thoughts feelings to be helpful. Each person is unique.
What about session frequency?
In general, I encourage a weekly session for at least the first 4-6 weeks, thereafter we may discuss a frequency that works for you (eg. weekly/bi-weekly). If you have a set limit of sessions that cannot be exceeded due to any constraints (e.g. financial/insurance/time), please feel free to bring this up with me.
What are your cancellation policies?
No-shows and late cancellations of less than 24 hours notice will incur a charge of 50% of the session fee.