I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Are you trying to tell me you have never talked to a single person in your life? I find that hard to believe. Stop bullshitting yourself. Tell me about how you have handled things because what I can tell you is a crisis is a failure in coping skills so something has stopped working or is not working like it once was. First Responders and anyone who attends therapy are not weak. In fact, those who attend therapy are what I consider to be badasses.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?
First of all, there is a good likelihood your best friend/family/spouse/children/neighbors/mailman have NO DESIRE to listen to anything you experience while at work or off duty. In fact, you wouldn’t tell them even if they paid you.
I am literally trained how to do what I do. I went to school for a LONG time and I have a love of working with all of you and I am not considered “weird” like others tied to your place of employment. I know my shit. End of story.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
If you are a First Responder asking yourself this question, okay wait, you haven’t even likely considered this question at all because of numerous reasons and unfortunately due to numerous fears and myths. We’ll talk about meds in my office and if I have a suggestion or a recommendation and if you decide “hey she might have a clue” I’ll refer you to someone who can help you in that arena. Don’t sweat it for now.
How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Unless you are a mime, I am assuming you might be talking to me.
How long will it take?
Forever! I’m kidding.
It is up to you and your goals and why you are sitting in my office in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
My partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual counseling or come together?
How about we talk about this in person? Sounds like a great idea to me!