There are many different reasons that bring people to begin their therapy. Here are some common examples: Losses or transitions; Difficulties in relationships and with communication; Overwhelming feelings (i.e. depression and anxiety); Sudden changes in sleeping, eating, interests or motivation; Physical symptoms with no clear medical diagnosis, unsuccessfully treated by medication; Growth and development.
Individuals and couples seeking therapeutic treatment can call to schedule a consultation. A consultation and assessment period allows me a chance to determine the best way to help, and to give recommendations. It also provides the opportunity to decide together if the relationship is generally workable. In some cases, referrals can be made to a physician for medication in conjunction with work in psychotherapy. In cases where consultation does not lead to a therapeutic relationship, I provide appropriate referrals.