There are many reasons people hesitate to get therapy to help them address their problems. We understand that, and we’d like to put some of those reasons out on the table right here:
We understand the disappointment and discouragement you are feeling. A lot of times this viewpoint results from going to a therapist who uses one treatment modality for everyone – sure enough, some people won’t respond well to it. The good news is, we offer an assortment of treatment modalities: we will help you find the tools and techniques that will work for you.
Medication is just one tool among many. If you don’t need it, we certainly won’t recommend it. Other times, we may recommend it temporarily to help you over a rough spot – kind of like using a crutch until a broken leg has the chance to heal. In other circumstances, a diagnosis may suggest medication because of a physiological imbalance in the brain. We’ll explain it all: ultimately, the choice is always up to you.
There is no shame in having a problem in life – we all have them. There is no shame in needing help to handle that problem. Going to a therapist doesn’t mean you are “crazy” or “weak.” It means you value your worth enough to invest in yourself. It means you are wise enough and strong enough to ask for help when you need it.
That's okay! You won't like or feel comfortable with everyone you meet. We have a team of therapists: if you don't "click" with the first therapist you meet, just tell us. We'll put you in touch with someone else until you find that "perfect fit."