I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
Be you and trust the process. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.
What do I need to practice?
The most important thing to bring is you. After that, a mat and a towel. Supportive props including blocks and straps will be provided.
What type of classes is best for me?
We recommend trying various classes until you find the class(s) that suit your body and spirit. Be aware that your experience may shift day to day or even season to season. During the summer when you are more active and temperatures are higher, your body may need a more gentle slower pace class.
What should I wear to practice?
Be comfortable. Wear clothes that are supportive and allow movement. Please avoid applying perfumes, colognes, or strong deodorants before class. Many people have allergies that can be activated by a variety of scents found in health and beauty products.
Should I eat before practice?
Ideally, practice can be a bit challenging right after Sunday brunch. That said there are no rules with yoga. If your stomach is growling, have a smoothie or piece of fruit. Try practicing at various times during the day to see what works best for YOUR body.
What is Vinyasa? (Sometimes also called Power, Flow, or Dynamic Yoga)
Vinyasa refers to the continuous movement of pose to pose synchronized with breath. The term may be used to encourage movement between poses or to define a class. A Vinyasa style class focuses on integrating breath and movement through fluid sequence of postures. Sun Salutations are used to connect the poses.
I’m not flexible enough for yoga.
No worries. Yoga practice truly is suited for everyBODY! A variety of props will be available to provide support and I offer adaptive modifications for most postures to meet your needs. Most classes are designed for all levels.