Let Me Be Direct

Posted on September 17th, 2012

Let me be direct—I may not be the therapist for you.

Every therapist listens, every therapist provides some degree of support, every therapist has techniques, methods, approaches. There are the conventional schools, and there are the latest miracle methods. And all of them have something worth saying for themselves.

What’s my approach?

From the first time we meet, I’m dedicated to helping you figure out why you don’t already have the very life you want, and what to do about it. I also help you to sort out your own response to the difficult questions which living brings to all of us. The skills I use are intense listening, deep presence, and intuitive insight, focused on you and your world. Using them, I can help you to find and follow your own path to a life that fits you better.

The work is intense, deep, and direct. The result is real and lasting change, not only of your circumstances but in how you live your life. When you know yourself authentically and are comfortable with who you are, your life flows more easily and is more deeply fulfilling.

There’s an old story about a man who dreams he finds a great fortune under a bridge leading to a king’s palace. With almost endless difficulties, he makes his way there, only to find nothing. Defeated, he eventually arrives home, goes into his garden to dig up some potatoes for dinner, and while digging finds a treasure. The point of the story is that the great treasure you seek is right where you already stand. My focus is to help you to dig deeper into where you already stand, to find the treasure of yourself.

This is what the therapy I provide is about. To learn more, you can schedule a free initial consultation, 50-minute session during which you can get a taste of the experience of working with me. Then you will be in a better position to make an informed decision about whether to go ahead with this work. Because I actually may be the therapist for you.

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Please remember, this is a blog. It is not psychotherapy or treatment of any kind and is not a substitute for the individual treatment you can get from going to see a good therapist.