Amy Vales, LMFT
Discover Your Worth
to my counseling practice
My name is Amy Vales
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Taking that first step to start therapy can be a difficult one. Our thoughts may race, our pulse pick up, we may even notice inner dialogue that sounds something like,
"I don't really need this."
"I can figure this out on my own."
"Maybe if things don't get better in the next few weeks I will call."
Why do our thoughts do this? Could it be because something in us knows there is "stuff" to unpack and we are avoiding therapy out of fear of what that might entail? On some level we know what therapy is. Its us saying "yes" to going to that closet that is packed with old memories, feelings, and unmet needs and beginning to talk about them.
Have I scared you off yet? :)
What if you could be assured that we won't go anywhere that you aren't ready to go? What if you could know that you'd be met with a therapist that is down-to-earth, funny, and who will follow your lead? What if we could tell those scared parts of you that aren't quite sure about this whole therapy thing, that its going to be something you actually enjoy going to each week? Would that ease up some of the fear for you?
Because that's what I think is going to happen!
We are going to take our time and go at a pace that feels comfortable for you! I am going to ask about your dog, your hobbies, your kids names, your love and passion for bird watching. In other words, this doesn't have to be like going to the dentist! This can be easy and maybe even fun!
And it can be more than that if you'd like it to be. We can talk about your fears, your doubts, your relationship troubles, your existential inner ramblings, your thoughts on God, on politics, on family patterns. We can go to the harder stuff too and maybe reveal that talking through those things is actually the opposite of scary and hard- its comforting and freeing!
What do you think? Ready to make the call?
Interested in one-on-one support? Awesome! I'd love to talk to you more about my program for individual counseling! Click on the link below to learn more!
I love working with people in healing professions! We see and hold a lot and go through seasons of needing our own support as well! If this is you, I'd love to work with you!
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