Hate therapy? Me too.
I became a therapist because when I most needed one myself, I couldn't find anyone who seemed to "get it."
Don't get me wrong, I tried plenty of times. Each time, I found myself sitting across the room from a perfectly put-together person who would silently nod or smile encouragingly while I tried to pour my heart out and put it on the table between us. Sometimes they were condescending or judgmental. Other times, I felt like I was speaking to a polite and pleasant blank slate.
"Well, there's no evidence that things will go that badly," one said.
"You just need to learn how to self-soothe," said another.
"Self-soothe"? Where had I heard that term? Right, in my psych 101 textbook. In the chapter about babies.
I decided to become a different sort of therapist.
In our sessions, I'll show you how to be vulnerable and genuine by being that way myself. I'll laugh at your jokes. You can show me your favorite cat video or Star Wars meme before we start. You're as likely to find me cross-legged in my chair wearing jeans and Chucks as sitting perfectly poised in slacks and a blouse. (Okay, who am I kidding? Much more likely.)
And then we'll get down to the hard work. Because therapy is hard work, for both of us. But it's also rewarding, fulfilling, life-giving work. I can't wait to share that with you.
Let's work together!
In addition to my awesome day job, I’ve started an itty bitty private practice. If you live in Ohio, I may be able to work with you. (Getting licensed in other states is a distinct possibility for the future.) My practice is mostly online, through secure, HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing software. Meeting in person is also an option if you live close enough. In any case, please reach out via the contact form below and you can ask any questions you may have!