Frequently asked questions
How do you choose a therapist?
Research has shown that the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship that forms between you and your therapist. Thus, it is essential that you choose a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and safe, with whom you feel you can open up and be honest.
I can talk to my friends. Why should I see a therapist?
Friends can be a great resource in our lives, and is very important to have them. But friends are not objective. As fun as they are, sometimes they can be unintentionally judgmental, opinionated and unsupportive. They might want you to do what they want or need, which some times might confuse you. As a therapist, I offer my knowledge, insights, observations and confidenciality in a way that helps you move from where you are stuck, focusing entirely in your story with objectivity.
How many sessions do I need?
It depends on your situation. Therapy is NOT a short term work, so I recommend that you commit to at least 10 sessions in order for you to see results. For some people that is enough, for others it might take a year or more. This is not very much, if you consider how long it took you to get where you are right now, and how much longer you’ll be able to enjoy the results.
I don’t speak Spanish, can I still see you?
Absolutely. Spanish is my first language, but my training and much of my experience is in English. As long as you feel comfortable with my accent, I’m happy to work with you.
How long are the therapy sessions?
They are all 60 minutes, except for the first time, which usually extends to 80 minutes (hour and 20 minuts.)
How often should I expect to come in?
People usually start coming in once a week and then as the therapy progresses and things begin to improve we might decide that coming in less often will work. In the beginning once a week visits tend to build up momentum for progress and also helps to create the kind of trusting relationship needed for the therapy to be effective. It’s very important to be consistent in order to create change.
What kind of people seek therapy?
I see all sorts of people in my practice, from people that are facing some very difficult emotional and psychological challenges, to people who simply feel blocked in some way in their life and want help in creating a more fulfilling and joy-filled life. The myth in our culture that therapy is for people who are “crazy” is simply not true. We all need help at some point in our lives and it’s healthy to know when and how to get help.