No two people are alike. We are who we are, as a result of where we grew up, who raised us, our culture, our physiology, and many other things. You and I may be very different, but your differences will be respected, and your experiences will be honored and kept confidential within our therapeutic relationship.
You will determine your goals – I will help you figure out how to reach them. I’m not in the business of telling you how you should live your life, but if I see you making choices that are sabotaging your stated goals I will let you know.
I consider our session to be a time when I am sequestered from the world, focusing 100% on you. No incoming notifications to distract me.
Today you are a different person than you were 10 years ago – or even last year! Your decisions therefore, will be different because of what you have learned and how you have grown.
How many times have you said “If I’d known then what I know now…”? I can nearly guarantee that in 10 years you will back and say the same thing!
You have done – and are doing – the best you can with what you have in this moment. You are learning as you go … developing new understanding about the world and yourself, and adding to your toolbox.
Don’t judge your earlier self harshly. Make a commitment today, to use what you have learned, to intentionally create a better life through better choices. Don’t let life happen to you. Design and create the life you want.