Beginning Therapy Takes Courage
We don’t use the word “’courage” here lightly, or with the emptiness of a platitude.
It is anxiety-provoking to take an honest look at our lives, and face what is painful.
And yet, our life can be more fulfilling and whole when we assess it honestly, acknowledge our emotions, and feel what needs to be felt.
Courage is not the absence of discomfort or fear. But rather, it’s the willingness to do something worthwhile alongside it.
By starting therapy, you are choosing to value yourself enough to stretch and give yourself a chance to grow and heal.
It's called psychodynamic therapy
It focuses on and investigates the subconscious roadmaps we’ve acquired from earlier parts of our life—the “blueprints” or survival strategies that direct us on how to live, even when survival is not a concern.
Whether or not we’re aware of it, our experience teaches us patterns of thought and behavior, which, over time, become unquestioned directions and habits – our “autopilot.” These roadmaps operate in the background, shaping our life in countless ways.
A good course of therapy allows us to learn about ourselves. It deepens our understanding of why we think, feel, or act why we do, and why we encounter certain outcomes in certain situations.
This knowledge can be liberating, as It allows us more choice on how we live, and who we are.
As We Tell Our Patients...
We're not the kind of therapists that give advice or tell you what to do. Advice is easy to give and often wrong. Everyone has an opinion!
But time and again, it seems that what benefits people most long-term is a deeper understanding of themselves, and greater access to the wisdom within.
Therapy is about moving beyond the surface to address the underlying issues that keep you from living a better life.