Continuing the Conversation

EDITED-shutterstock_194668916The term “Psychotherapy” is derived from the Greek words for soul and healing. Psychotherapy has been around for a very long time and has been used in the treatment of an array of mental disorders. In today’s day and age, there tends to be a focus on the treatment of disorders and chronic mental unrest via the pharmacological and medical realm. But what are we missing by just treating the symptoms and not addressing the underlying causes behind what we can see on the surface? Research has shown for decades that our mental and emotional state is highly interconnected with our physical state. Thus, we owe it to ourselves, our bodies, and our loved ones to, not only treat our symptoms, but to also take the time to get to know ourselves on a deeper level and understanding the underlying causes behind the symptoms one may be experiencing. Much like creating a relationship with someone in the external world, creating a relationship with yourself takes time and continued effort to fully understand your emotional, physical, and psychological needs. Although it is a commitment, no one else will know how to better meet your needs, love you, or finding the healing that you long for, other than yourself. Make the time to truly do some “soul healing”, whether it be in a therapists office, at the top of a mountain, or in your cubical at work; you truly are worth it.

If you choose to do so in a therapist’s office, it’s important to acknowledge that psychotherapy isn’t merely an hour per week to unload a week’s worth of frustrations and challenges; it is often a commitment to change and a commitment to embark on a path of healing. It’s also often a commitment that takes more than just an hour a week. That’s why I decided to start a blog in an effort to continue the journey for my clients (and anyone else who wants to read) for the 167 hours a week that I am not able to be physically present with you. Honestly, therapy is a journey for me as well. With each client, I learn a little more about myself, about life, about love, and about what it means to be this crazy thing called a human being. This is a place where I will share what I know and ways that I have learned to better love oneself and the world around us. This is a place where I will continue to learn from all of you and grow with you on each of your individual journeys towards health and well being. Hopefully, something I present will spark something inside each and every one of you that will inspire even the smallest amount of love and compassion for yourself or those in your life. The hope and courage that I witness on a daily basis has inspired me and I aspire to pass along the inspiration that I have been so privileged to experience.

Disclaimer: Although I will be discussing therapeutic topics via this blog, this is in no way considered therapy and topics suggested are in not official therapeutic recommendations. If you are seeking psychotherapy or recommendations regarding your unique situation, please contact me to set up an appointment. Remember, this blog does not constitute a therapeutic relationship. Such relationship is not commenced until you have made a formal appointment for therapy and completed a signed treatment contract or signed a disclosure statement.