Psychotherapy is a learning process designed to help you explore your issues, concerns and emotional wounds, and to teach you new tools for coping, new ways of sorting through dilemmas, and new ways of thinking about yourself and your world. Ultimately, together with your therapist, you will work toward both reducing troubling symptoms like anxiety, stress, or depression and finding greater peace within yourself.
In order for you to get the most out of your psychotherapy experience, you will need to make a commitment of time and energy. During the course of therapy, progress is not necessarily immediate or steady. Be patient with yourself and the process. It will require your courage, patience and perseverance as you face your issues and emotional pain.
Psychotherapy is a process that takes time to become comfortable with and you will undoubtedly need to discuss personal, sensitive issues. The rapport that develops between you and your therapist is seen as one of the most important factors in the success of your therapy. Therefore, it will be important for you to find a therapist who feels like a good fit for you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and voice preferences.
Spiritual Direction / Life Coaching with Dave
Although I make mention of specific religions in my bio, spiritual direction, in my opinion, has nothing to do with structured religion, but rather is about navigating through life with a keener awareness, a deeper perspective, and thus a more encompassing acceptance of what life is currently “dishing out.” Trusting in the process, so to speak. And here’s the rub, usually, and certainly in my experience, it takes some pretty “hard knocks” before we become willing to open ourselves to the possibility of a trustworthy process. I welcome the opportunity to explore that process and the resulting (or sought after) trust in something greater than ourselves.
“Religion is for those who are afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who have been there.”
Peace to you.
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