Mental Health Services
In my first session I ask “How can I help you?” I listen carefully, ask questions and repeat the goal(s) expressed to make sure we have a clear understanding. Occasionally I say that I’m not able to help you with that and seek to find a referral. It’s not unusual for a client to have a general goal and want help articulating what it means for them.
I try to serve as an objective mirror for my clients, giving them feedback on what I perceive. This is done tentatively and respectfully but with as much confrontation as seems appropriate.
I am an active and engaged therapist. I may ask how you feel and how you experience it in your body. I will not just nod and ask you “How do you feel about that?”
My work is outcome oriented and I try to achieve goals quickly.I understand that some people enlarge their goals as they work or have issues that require more time.