The focus is YOU. Therapy is all about you – your life, your dreams, your hopes, your history, and your future. The therapeutic tradition is over 100 years old. Good therapy works through developing individual strengths and diminishing patterns of vulnerability.
While therapy is sometimes defined as the act of fixing defective parts of the human psyche, this is an overly simplistic and inaccurate characterization. Therapy is an art form ... the art of listening, of supporting, of collaborating. It incorporates your personal history with your present circumstances and is a forum for healing, growth, and development.
Some myths about therapy. . .
myth: It means I am sick, I have a mental illness, or I'm defective. Fact: Therapy opens pathways toward inner knowledge and personal power. myth: It means I'm weak. Fact: It's an act of strength to seek help to get you unstuck. myth: It's just for healing a broken past. Fact: Therapy can focus on the past, the present, or the future. The choice is always your decision. myth: The therapist knows best and can fix me. Fact: Therapists have years of professional training in identifying patterns of thinking and behaving. A therapist helps you find tools so you can change or improve any parts of your life that you wish.
Marsha M. Skewis, Ph.D.Bellevue Professional Therapy1601 116th Ave NE Suite 115Bellevue, WA 98004425 • 455 • 8511