How Can A Therapist Help Me?
This is a great and very large question. Our therapists are trained, skilled, licensed professionals. Each has hundreds or thousands of hours helping people in meeting their true goals. Therapists are all different. Each has a unique style of approaching problem formation and solution. Some are playful, some are serious, some are relational, some attempt to educate while others attempt to assist and the range is everything in between. However, there will always be professional similarities. A therapist can help by providing feedback from an unbiased, non-judgmental, professional perspective. Therapists benefit clients by offering various tactics to change the way they are doing things so that life presents them the outcome they are seeking. It is not a therapists job to judge you as a person. Therapists are not responsible for your change. A therapist may assist you in anticipating how your current situation will play out based on what you describe and help you seek a different route if that outcome does not meet your desires. Therapists benefit you by helping you reach the goals you have set even when life gets difficult. Therapists may help you see stumbling blocks ahead in your path that could help you or hurt you in your process. These may not be visible from your position. Sometimes this may require some exploration so that a therapist knows more fully the scope of the situation you are dealing with. We help you evaluate your life, the direction it is moving and provide support for the road ahead that you will likely not find elsewhere. The answer to this question will be the subject of a future blog that you may read for more information.