What if I don’t have time for therapy?
I understand attending therapy can be difficult if you have a busy schedule; especially when anxiety tells you there’s not enough time to get everything done. However, your health is something worth setting the time aside for and by attending therapy you will in fact be honoring your anxious parts in clear ways. It’s easy to be distracted by the world, but with planning, you don’t have to be overwhelmed. In our session, we’ll create a schedule that accommodates your needs. For those with more demanding responsibilities, I have some Saturday and early evening availability.
What if therapy is too expensive for me?
Therapy is an investment in yourself that stays with you forever. It’s easy to discount your needs and focus on others or to not hear the deeper need behind your anxiety. Ignoring your emotions can leave you overwhelmed, exhausted, and confused. Prioritizing your own well-being is a worthwhile investment, and therapy for anxiety can give you the space to gain clarity and care for your own needs.
Can’t I just rely on friends and family for help?
Having a strong support system is important for a well balanced life. Those who love you will be a great resource as you learn to rely on others. However, your friends and family don’t always possess the necessary skills to fully support your healing journey. In fact, your relationships can often be an obstacle, as people may be too close and personally invested in your life to stay focused on what’s best for your healing journey, whereas a trained professional has developed skills and experience to support you in treating anxiety. Together, we’ll identify the ways in which family and friends can be supportive while setting forth boundaries that give you the space to heal.
I’ve tried so many things and nothing has helped. How do I know therapy is right for me?
My approach prioritizes discovering your needs so we can reduce emotional suffering. It’s no secret that anxiety is rampant in our world. Together, we’ll work at a comfortable pace for all parts as we engage on your therapeutic journey. Once we uncover your needs, we’ll develop a model towards supporting needs around anxiety that will be with you the rest of your life. The way I work allows you to take charge of your healing. My goal is to empower you so you won’t need me forever, and this is possible due to the way IFS works.