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"Open Your Mind" by Clark Jenkins

August 2012-Fears about Seeking Therapy

People often resist admitting that they need help. They wonder if they will find out that they are REALLY screwed up. Will the changes suggested be do-able? What would their spouse say/think/feel? Will friends secretly disapprove of their decision to consult a psychotherapist? Will they be able to afford it? Maybe they will become dependent on someone else’s help with their problems? Or get really bad advice or be judged. What if its all just a big waste of time and money?

 

While all of these fears are understandable, most therapy clients in my office walk away surprised and relieved about the psychotherapy experience. Many of my clients LOVE the process. I’m here to discuss any of your fears about psychotherapy. My hope is that you will find comfort, strength, and happiness through our work together.

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My First Post!

Hello! Im attempting to stay engaged in  the modern tech world but have to admit, I am nervous about putting my professional self out there. Guess I will have to practice what I preach and go for it anyway.

 

I am currently loving Sue Johnson’s approach to marriage counseling which she calls EFT or Emotionally Focused Therapy. This branch of therapy helps clients honor the need for deep,lasting, loving connections with our partners. This is different from the theoretical, distanced, skill-oriented styles of past family therapy models. So EFT helps us figure out why we keep having the same crazy fights and why they matter so much. Great news that its cool to care about love again, huh?