Basically, what is an effective therapy? Choosing someone to work with is an important decision given the time, money, and emotional commitment involved. You want to feel comfortable with your therapist – that they are warm, empathically compassionate and understanding. You also want to know that he/she will be able to challenge you in appropriate ways to help you through your struggles.
I am here to genuinely help. No stranger to adversity in my own life, I find it incredibly rewarding to help others work through their own difficulties. It is often said in my field, “you can only take a client as far as you have gone yourself”. I find this to be great wisdom. The most effective therapists are usually those who have had the courage and honestly to face their own struggles.