Are You Ready For Treatment?
Deciding to receive treatment is a big and brave decision. Perhaps you or your child have been living with symptoms far too long and are now ready to do something about it! All of the treatments I provide are a big commitment for both you and/or your family. In addition to our weekly sessions, there is daily practice expected from the patient in order to see the intended results.
Ask yourself the following:
Do I or my child have a minimum of 45 minutes per day to devote to at-home practice of skills?
Do I or my child understand that, at times, treatment may take priority over other activities?
Do I or my child have the physical and emotional energy to devote to treatment?
Are my symptoms one of the biggest problems in my life right now? If there are other big changes/situations occurring (ie: a move, divorce, substance abuse) it is often best to wait until those other life situations are resolved before pursuing treatment.
Am I motivated for my change? For parents : Am I able to assist in increasing the motivation for change in my child?
For parents: Do I have the time for my child's treatment and willingness to be involved? Treatment for children and teens require involvement from the parent(s). Treatment is typically NOT a solo endeavor between therapist/child.
If you answered yes to the majority of questions above, you or your child are ready for treatment and I look forward to hearing from you soon!