My specialties are your resources–because I have a lot of them
Why is this important?
It’s important because the problem that makes people seek out therapy is often tied to other issues. The man who seeks therapy for low motivation is surprised to find out that this is related to the death of his mother eight months ago. The woman who seeks therapy for anger issues discovers she is suffering from clinical burnout and a longstanding anxiety disorder. The couple who seeks marriage counseling for communication tools discovers that one of them is clinically depressed. The woman who seeks therapy for her depression discovers that her depression is real but is caused by untreated OCD that has been plaguing her for years.
These examples are very simple. Often, it’s more complicated than just one issue being driven by another. Such complexity often shows up when a woman or a man has had traumatic experiences in the past. When the full picture is understood by the therapist, the path to well-being is so much easier.
In my 25 years as a therapist, I have made it a point to develop numerous specialties. This is a very important resource for you if we work together. It saves time, money, and frustration getting from Point A to Point B.
Having multiple specialties means that the inner landscape of your emotional life is better understood by both you and your therapist. It means that mapping out the trail of hope is easier because many trails to well-being and happiness are well-worn, having been blazed by others before you. But you need a psychologist who knows where they are. You need a guide that is familiar with more than just the canyon you are in now.