Something is bothering you. You may not even know what it is, precisely. Perhaps I can help you find out more about it. We could meet for a 50-minute session, and if you’d like to continue, we could follow up with a second session a few days later to talk about our reactions and thoughts. If all goes well it will become clearer what you ideally would need to do, as well as what you are able to do practically, taking your situation and financial means into consideration.
Sometimes it becomes clear in a diagnostic meeting that the problem is circumscribed and you simply need a few sessions to help you sort things out for yourself. Perhaps it’s a matter of making a difficult decision: you must decide where to put your child in school, whether to make the move to the East Coast, or how you will help your mother who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Usually 5 to 10 sessions are enough to work things through.
Perhaps the problem is a bit more involved, as when the practical decision you face is bringing up an internal conflict. To explore and resolve this, you might benefit from a short-term psychotherapy of once or twice weekly for a few months.
It might turn out that your problem goes beyond what can be taken care of in the diagnostic sessions, or with the help of counseling or short-term psychotherapy. Perhaps couples therapy or group therapy is what is needed, in which case I could provide a referral. If you have a chronic problem or symptoms that disturb you, it could be that you will need a more extensive treatment. In this case you might want to consider undergoing psychoanalysis with me.