You may not have come to this decision without a great deal of soul-searching. Wondering if asking for help made you seem like a failure. What if instead you saw asking for help as an act of bravery? After all, it is one thing to talk to a friend or family member and get advice and entirely another to receive professional assistance without bias or judgment. Having friends and family are a vital part of our social lifeblood however when there is something troubling you, something you can’t see clearly, your friends and family’s love for you can sometimes get in the way of solving the problem. Even partners can be too close and may even be part of the problem. They cannot help but want to fix it, offer suggestions, and then get frustrated when you do not see the answer as clearly as they do and do not follow their advice. And of course, this can only exacerbate the problem.
It is a huge leap for your self and your soul to consider therapy. You are actively taking charge in saying I feel this way and I want to feel another way. Recognizing what you want, or at least what you do not want is a gift for yourself. Telling a stranger about your personal life may be a little scary but I will tell you a secret: You already have the tools you need to live a better life. A therapist acts as a guide helping you to navigate obstacles and achieve your goals.
Empathy is a popular buzz word when describing therapy or understanding another person but to me it is how I live my professional life. Since 2002, I have counseled ex-offenders, patients with severe and persistent mental illness, older adults in Medicaid-funded nursing homes, couples at a financial crossroads, clients with relationship issues, and most recently Veterans and their families experiencing homelessness… and in every instance empathy remains the cornerstone of my approach.
You tell me what you would like to work on and together we come up with a plan. It is your plan, your agenda, your mission, your goals. Your goals, much like life, are not a staid and static variable and therefore prone to change. You amend your goals based on your comfort level. I will be here to support you.
You do not have to imagine feeling better than you do now. You have already taken an active step.
Congratulations and I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Emptiness , Men's Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Workplace Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
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Wonderful, understanding and helpful
I have already recommended BH to many people. I think you have at least one or two new customers because of me.
Andrew is a great listener and has a way of engaging with you that let’s you know that you’ve been heard and helps you to feel validated. Our sessions have really helped me to stay grounded or at least come back to that state after difficult life events.
He’s a very genuine and considerate.
I haven't been working with Andrew incredibly long but the short time we've had he's been an amazing help to my life. He listens, he pays attention, he remembers what you tell him, he lets you talk without judgement and supports whatever choice you make ultimately. I was only coming here to give this online therapy one more shot and I'm so thankful I ended up getting him as my counselor.
He brings a lot of questions that I haven't even asked myself and he brings so much insight and things that I haven't even thought of and it's just a very great experience he's so patient and listen so well and it's just absolutely wonderful and I would recommend him to anyone
Andrew is great, however I have my own personal problems