Thank you that you were/are instrumental in the acknowledgement and experience of my journey with depression.
What happens in therapy?
I often have people start the session with:
“I never thought I’d end up in a place like this”.
I’m always confused by this statement. I know from experience that therapy is usually people’s last resort. However, I view it as a place where possibilities for change are created. These possibilities don’t have to be your last resort. These possibilities could shift you away from reaching this resort. The therapeutic conversation is your invitation to discover these possibilities. When you speak your story you open up possibilities for change. Therapeutic conversations catch these possibilities – that’s where the ‘magic’ happens.
In my consultations with young children I like to involve the parents as much as possible, and I encourage the involvement of significant others in the child’s life.
I would like to see a shift in people’s understanding of therapy as a space to discover possibilities for change rather than the place you go because you are ‘crazy’, ‘mental’, or at that point in your life that feels like the last resort.
Thank you Michelle for the time that you spent with us. It’s incredible how much better Les and I have been getting along since we started seeing you.
Thank you so much for the effort you put into my therapy so far. This summary was unexpected in terms of the about of work you did and I really appreciate it.
Thank you so much Michelle, I’m very glad we found you!!
I’m blown away by the way in which you spoke to Sam about his nervousness. He left your office feeling totally comfortable, acknowledged and empowered to talk to me about the daily struggles he encounters. Thank you for giving us this gift.