Find your balance; have room to move (it's all about options).
B. McDonald Therapy is focused on teaching clients how to make sense of - and the skills to behaviorally manage - emotional sensitivity and dysregulation; how to challenge and manage obsessions, compulsions and anxieties; and how to evaluate their environments effectively. It's about options, balance, and more flexible thinking and behavior.
Regardless of which specific therapy (or combination thereof) is right for you, you must know that in order to get anything out of therapy, you have to do a lot of work on your own, outside of our sessions together. So if you're just looking for supportive therapy, then I’m not the girl for you - and you'll get frustrated.
In a session with me, you’ll hear, “Go home and try this. See if this will help,” and you’ll learn and build skills much like you’d construct the foundation of your “forever home.” So you’ll SEE the progress, and FEEL the progress, and that’s motivating! But you must know upfront that therapy is a process that takes time, collaboration, commitment and engagement (though you’ll often leave my office and find relief the same day).
“Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
- Brené Brown