The Problem With Some Therapists
I understand that making the decision to enter therapy is not always easy. Many times therapists take the role of identifying what is “wrong” with a client, or how a client needs to be “fixed.” I view my role, as your therapist, as helping you identify what is preventing you from growing and having a fulfilling life. If you are considering therapeutic counseling as an option for you, I want you to know that I am a therapist who can help, and who will respect you and your unique beliefs, values, and life experiences as you work toward making the necessary corrections to ensure your personal growth. I welcome your calls and emails, and I look forward to the opportunity of working with you.
Counseling Should Be More Than “Just Listening.”
One of the most frequent complaints I hear about therapists is that they “just listen” to the client’s problems, and feedback or “reflect” what the client says, with little or no suggestions as to how to help the client solve their problems. While there is tremendous benefit in hearing and understanding the problem, clients need more than “just listening.” I will work with you to help identify solutions that align with your individual beliefs, values, and life experiences in order to ensure a highly effective therapeutic outcome and a fulfilling life.
Counseling Services Should Be Professional
Counseling is a professional service, and I believe that professional dress, behavior, attitude, and credentials are important to working therapeutically with clients. I also believe that providing a professional service benefits clients by demonstrating respect for clients and their needs.
Counseling Should Be Confidential
Counseling should provide clients with a confidential service and a confidential location. My office is located in the heart of Johnson City in a private location. I believe this provides an added level of confidentiality to my clients. I understand that confidentiality is of great importance to many people seeking therapeutic services.