“What’s the difference between speaking to a counselor and speaking to your loved ones?”
This shows you are beginning to explore how therapy can be beneficial to you.
Loved ones often validate us during difficult times. They either want to solve our problems for us or they nod and listen because they are uncertain how to help. A therapist will also validate your feelings but they will also listen and provide support using evidence-based support and counseling theories.
Therapy isn't just talking and listening... it's also about learning.
I will use my training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy to teach you the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help guide you towards making a change to better your life, your relationships, and to help you grow. Sessions include story-telling, psycho-education, humor, modeling, and practicing skills. All skills are tailored to fit your specific needs and personality.
First time? Great!
First times for anything can be filled with mixed emotions. To help ease any anxiety or hesitation you may be experiencing, this is what to expect:
Contact me, using any form of communication you prefer. If you are choosing to use your insurance I will ask for the information on your card.
We will schedule your first appointment, called the intake.
Lastly, we will get started by having a conversation as to what brings you to therapy.
If you want to know even more about what to expect with your first visit, go to this page.
"Like a lotus flower
We too have the ability to rise from the mud
Bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world."
Licensed Professional Counselor,
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, #PC007291
National Certified Counselor, #253515
Ashley Cygnarowicz, LPC