I don’t want therapy to mess with my head and stir up things that I can’t handle.
If you are reading this, you probably noticed that you are having difficulties managing your day to day life. Jennifer works to help you find better ways to deal with those difficulties. The process can be challenging at times, but she is there to listen and provide support without judgement. The goal is to help you identify your strengths and feel more confident and in control of your life. You are more resilient than you think!
I have a spiritual conviction and faith; shouldn’t that be enough to get me through?
Your spirituality can be an undeniable source of strength, especially in difficult times. Seeking help, doesn’t negate your faith, in fact it means that you have hope and an understanding that better is possible. Jennifer’s person-centered approach to therapy not only respects your faith, but may utilize this in your work together and your path towards healing.
The therapist won’t listen to me and will tell me to do things that don’t make sense for my life.
The therapist or counselor that is right for you will work with you and respect who you are as an individual. This means they will take time to get to know you; what you value and what is important to you. They will work with you to help you find solutions that suit your life and unique circumstances.
I don’t want people to know or think I can’t handle my own life.
With the exception of your care and safety or the safety of others, your therapist is held to legal and ethical standards that require what is discussed to remain confidential. Asking for help can be hard and it takes a tremendous amount of courage. Taking this action can be a positive step towards caring for you and relieve the sense of powerlessness you sometimes feel.
Therapy is for other people, it’s not for someone like me.
Therapy can create positive changes for anyone who seeks it. Jennifer uses an integrative, person-centered approach. This means your work together will be unique as you are and tailored to your needs. Jennifer recognizes that your cultural and spiritual values as well as personal experiences influence your needs and goals. She will look at where you are starting from and help you determine where you want to go.