How to Start Therapy

I get questions about this all the time! How do I start therapy? How do I find a therapist? How much does it cost? What happens in therapy? Finding a therapist that is a good fit and starting therapy can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience, particularly if this is your first time doing so. Like so many things, the first steps in this process can be some of the hardest (although therapy is often hard work, too).  Here are some basic steps to keep in mind if you are interested in starting therapy!

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A (belated) Valentine's Blog

In honor of Valentine’s Day (last week), I’m dedicating this post to the 5 Love Languages. I’ve shared that I have been trained in EFT, and this is the approach I am grounded in when working with couples. However, I like the 5 Love Languages. I think it has good information with accessible language, that can really help shift perspective and increase understanding in a relationship. I’ve noticed the 5 Love Languages being shared and discussed in lots of non-clinical settings, but just in case it is new to you, I’ll start off by going over the five types.

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Dependence, Codependence, and Relationships

I love this topic, because it is part of creating healthy and meaningful relationships! Dependence tends to get a bad wrap. Our culture at large promotes individualism over collectivism, and being dependent on something or someone is usually viewed as a negative. Codependence is one of those words that is used and thrown around without an awareness of what it actually means (other examples are OCD and Bipolar. Don’t get me started- that’s a whole other blog post!)

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Couples Therapy

With Valentine's Day approaching, I decided that this week might be a good week to focus on my work as a couples therapist. As you may have seen on other pages of my website, I work with both individuals and couples; and when I work with couples, I work within the context of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). So, what is EFT, and why did I choose to practice within this model?

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