I’ve never talked to a professional….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 ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
Using the latest scientific methods I’ll help you identify what these strengths are and how to use them to resolve your anxiety, depression or marriage problems now.
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, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.”
What other things do I need to know?
- Dr Shery provides day, evening and Saturday appointments
- He accepts all health insurance
- He bills your insurance directly
- You never need to wait more than 10 minutes- He’s always on schedule
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Usually more than a pill is needed to significantly enhance your quality of life meaningfully.
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals.
Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs. During visits we simply talk things over. You get honest feedback-I call it as I see it- no games, direct and to the point! With the insights you gain and the evidenced-based tool use, you can eliminate your anxiety and depression quickly and look forward to your future
with excitement and optimism.
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 therapy 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 therapy in the first place. It’s hard to say because everyone is different. One size does NOT fit all. However, as a rule of thumb I usually tell my clients they should plan on coming about 1 time per week for at least 6 to 12 weeks to get a meaningful benefit.