“What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human.”~ Brene Brown
Sometimes we just need someone to witness our struggle — to provide validation and maybe insight. To help us see things with more clarity or objectivity. Some people come into therapy after something very upsetting or traumatic happens and they seek support, coping strategies and resolution. Therapy can help you challenge negative thinking patterns and work through complex emotions. Therapy can also provide a space to work on personal growth — perhaps by exploring patterns of behaviour, sorting through family of origin issues, or setting goals for the future.
Our first session is an opportunity for me to get to know you. I will ask you to tell me about the issues that bring you into therapy. I’m a big picture kind of person, so I’m also going to ask you about various other things in your life such as mental health, addictive behaviours, and pertinent family history. I want to know about all the pieces that make up your story.