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“What’s the difference between speaking to a counselor and speaking to your loved ones?”
This is a great question because it means you are beginning to explore the possibility of how therapy can be beneficial to you. Loved ones often validate us during difficult times and either want to solve our problems for us or they are uncertain in how to help so they nod their head and listen. A therapist will also validate your feelings, listen, and provide support by using evidence- based research and counseling theories. Therapy is more than talking and listening, it is learning. I will use my training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy to teach you the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help guide you with making a change to better your life, your relationships, and grow. Sessions include story-telling, psycho-education, humor, modeling, and practicing skills. All skills are tailored to fit your needs and your 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 to get you started with more ease.
Contact me, either by phone or email. 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.
Prior to your first appointment, you can fill out this document (insert link) or I can provide you a copy when you first arrive.
Lastly, we will get started by having a conversation as to what brings you to therapy.
"Like a lotus flower
We too have the ability to rise from the mud
Bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world."
Ashley Cygnarowicz LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor,
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, #PC007291
National Certified Counselor, #253515
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