Many people who seek the services of a therapist have struggled before making the decision. Psychotherapy is a process that happens between a therapist and patient - working together to build a healthy & professional relationship where safe communication can occur. Some who seek therapy are looking for a guide, confidant, teacher, mentor or "cheerleader". Others want to find an objective bystander to help identify difficulties in relationships or help devise strategies to build skills and cope with struggles in life.
Ideally, people enter into therapy to work on a specific goal(s) but those goals can and do shift/change over time. The process of psychotherapy is most beneficial when there is a particular goal, objective or destination.
I believe strongly in focusing on behaviors. We are creatures of habit with actions that arise or evolve for a variety of reasons. People often come to therapy to work on changing behaviors that are not working in their lives any longer. Since these behaviors are often have deep meaning, a part of therapy process involves exploration of our beliefs and thoughts about habits or that gave rise to the habits that are no longer working.I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client o help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals..