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About PsychotherapyTo live well is to live connected to other human beings. Bernard Lown

What Is Good Psychotherapy?
 
Good therapy is a re-education. All of us have been taught misconceptions about ourselves and about life, love and happiness. The best therapy is both an un-learning and learning experience in which we replace old, outdated beliefs with new, healthier ones.

The un-learning process is probably the most difficult part of therapy since we have had many, many years of experience and practice in thinking the way we do about ourselves, the world, love, work, and parenting.
 
Exploring and researching misconceptions is the basis of any effective therapeutic approach. This is accomplished in a compassionate partnership, with the understanding that you are a unique and complex person. In a therapeutic relationship you should feel that expression of all of your feelings is encouraged and respected.

Therapy is not about you just talking and me just listening. There should be an ongoing dialogue with an exchange of information and ideas. Therapy should introduce you to new and challenging theories about you in particular and life in general.

First-class therapy respects you, your problems, feelings and symptoms. The ultimate goal is to help you feel healthier and
happier by understanding why you feel the way you do.

What Are the Benefits to You?

Life is difficult for everyone. You may struggle with love and marriage problems, family and parenting issues, loneliness or unhappiness. Anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse and other symptomatic behaviors are very expensive to your wellbeing. Effective therapy can help you develop a more realistic and positive self-concept and can help you to think, feel and behave more happily. The process of therapy should help you understand the world around you better.

These benefits can include:

  • Gaining more self-respect and self-compassion
  • Achieving more personal happiness
  • Maximizing individual strengths
  • Improving intimacy in relationships
  • Developing a better-quality marriage
  • Broadening parenting skills
  • Increasing career potential



Call me at 978-927-6396 for information or to set up an interview.