at Willow Tree
Needing the help of a therapist doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you.
It means life is hard and you're human.
We aren’t given a manual for life. We aren’t educated about how our brains work, how the mind and body are connected, how to communicate effectively, or how to develop the self intimacy necessary to maintain positive self-esteem and direction throughout our life course.
That’s what therapy is for.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THERAPY?
A PROFESSIONAL THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP
The relationship you have with your therapist is the only relationship in your life that is non-reciprocal. The entire relationship is centered around you, which is truly beautiful. In all other relationships, there exists an expectation of give and take.
The therapeutic relationship allows you to monopolize every conversation, thinking and caring about what’s important to you, without giving any attention to what might be going on with your therapist. It’s designed that way, and it provides an opportunity for reflection, self growth, and insight that no other relationship can provide.
A Safe Space
TO EXPLORE YOUR THOUGHTS & FEELINGS
Sharing your deepest and most intimate thoughts and feelings with another human being makes you incredibly vulnerable. When you expose yourself to the important people in your life, like your parents, spouse, or best friend, you run the risk of judgment, criticism, or forever being viewed in a negative way thereafter.
What you think and feel also has the potential to hurt people you care about. In therapy, you can speak your mind without filtering your thoughts or feelings, which helps you to dig deeper into yourself and recognize what truly lies beneath.
SOMEONE WHO SEES THINGS THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS
Those closest to you and your life situations are biased commentators who may give advice or recommendations based on ulterior motives. While intentions are usually good, friends and family often have perceptions just as cloudy and irrational as yours may be. Relying on them to provide you with objective ideas isn’t always a realistic option.
In contrast, your therapist maintains an objective, non-judgmental attitude and perspective and will provide you with psychoeducation, tools, and skills that are useful, inspiring, or enlightening.
A Focus on Strengths
DISCOVERING YOUR GIFTS
Our culture seems heavily focused on deficits. We often think more about what we don’t have, what’s going wrong, or what needs to be fixed rather than seeing what we do have, what’s going well, and accepting what currently is.
Your therapist can help you discover the wonderful parts of yourself: the attributes, skills, and talents that make you truly special. While therapy can be focused on areas of growth and solving problems, it’s also largely focused on bringing your strengths to the forefront and allowing you to shine.
ACKNOWLEDING YOUR GROWTH
Your therapist will be your coach, cheerleader, and biggest fan. If you want to get in the game of life and win it, you need a good coach. Having a guide, mentor, or coach is incredibly valuable in an arena in which you're striving for success.
Your therapist is well equipped with tools, skills, and information to help you score big in life. Your therapist will teach you strategies to overcome obstacles while supporting you, cheering you on, and celebrating your success.
We're not like those boring therapists who sit you on a couch and just ask you how you feel.
We provide an engaged, results-focused experience to help you make progress toward reaching your goals.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TEAM OF THERAPISTS AND HOW WE CAN HELP YOU.
At Willow Tree, we believe counseling is for EVERYONE…not just those with a mental health diagnosis.
Working with a therapist helps you to identify your struggles, solve problems and overcome obstacles, build healthier relationships, and develop effective coping strategies to manage the stress of everyday life.
Why ONLINE Therapy?
COMFORTABLE, CONVENIENT MENTAL HEALTH CARE
Online therapy makes it possible to receive treatment from the comfort of your own home, while traveling, or over your lunch break. Through our secure, confidential video conferencing software, we can work together just as we would in person.
Studies show that online therapy is just as effective as in-person treatment, and many clients prefer the portability, flexibility, and easy access to treatment that online therapy provides.
ONLINE THERAPY IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF YOU...