What is 'relational' psychotherapy? In short, it's a newish but now fairly widely accepted view of how therapists can provide the most effective therapy experience for their patients. Less 'Hmmm.....how does that make you feel?' and more of a frank and genuine exchange between the two persons in the room. As your therapist, I will keep my focus on you, of course. But our work together will feel more like an ordinary conversation about life than like a traditional therapy -- at least as depicted on TV and in the movies.
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All of the above and more could mean that you are ready to benefit from therapy. What next?
All the research shows that the most important factor in whether any type of therapy is helpful is the relationship between therapist and patient. I know this was true for me, when I was in therapy. That's why I offer an initial 45-minute 'look-see' session at half my usual fee. So we can get a feeling for what it would be like to work together, as you make what could turn out to be one of the most important decisions you'll make. This year, at least! Check out the FAQ page for fee info and more.