As a client, you are encouraged to ask questions or express concerns at any point in your treatment. I believe trust, honesty, and open communication are paramount to a working therapeutic alliance.
Therapy has been shown to have positive benefits for many who participate. The process often leads to significant reduction in feelings of distress, improved relationships, and resolution of specific issues. There are no guarantees, of course, but the above are examples of general goals for therapy. There are also some potential risks associated with therapy, which may include experiencing uncomfortable feelings such as sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, and frustration as well as discussing unpleasant aspects of your life or yourself.
During our first session, I will review your intake paperwork, ask questions, and we will establish goals for treatment. By the end of the session, I will be able to offer you some impressions of what our work might include if you decide to continue. Therapy involves a commitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be very careful when selecting a counselor.
Choosing the right counselor is paramount to positive therapeutic outcomes. I feel that self-disclosure of my physical disability is extremely important knowledge for you to have before deciding to work with me. The main challenge that will impact our work together is my inability to write or type independently. Therefore, I have identified two administrative assistants, Rossana (Rusty) Droz and Valerie Dumais, to assist me.