Why do people seek therapy?
People engage in therapy for many different reasons and with various hopes and expectations. Some have tried counseling before, have found it useful, and are coming back for more. Others may have had mixed experience with psychotherapy, but are struggling and feel willing to give it a go again. Usually, the impulse to call a therapist is related to some kind of life crisis or difficult passage. Many arrive sad, confused, and overwhelmed, and may be going through what is sometimes called “the dark night of the soul.” In such times, a skilled, authentic, and caring professional can help make the suffering bearable and facilitate change.
Some clients are already doing quite well in their lives and are looking to realize more energy, creativity, and wellness with the help of an ally. Together, we can carefully investigate perceived obstacles and coping strategies that are no longer working, and discover new ways of being in the world. It’s a bit like going on an archeology dig. Sometimes a fresh view comes into focus almost unexpectedly, and there is suddenly more vitality. A renewed and deeper sense of self begins to emerge. For more information on personal counseling for adults, teens, couples counseling, and family counseling, see below.
Featured Counseling Services
Individual CounselingBrief or long-term individual counseling is available for adults.
Couples CounselingLark Lovejoy works with couples to develop communication and emotional intimacy.
Teen & Family CounselingLark Lovejoy specializes in counseling for teens and families.
We also plan to soon offer group counseling services. Contact us to learn more about ongoing or upcoming groups. Furthermore, several therapeutic workshops – ranging in duration from several hours to several days – are in the planning and development stages. Let us know if you have an interest in a particular theme or topic. We will be taking such requests into consideration as we move forward with more groups and workshops.