Therapy and counseling in my practice is a multi-step process beginning with a call, text or email from you, requesting information. My aim will be to help you decide what problems you want to focus on and once we finish our initial session you’ll have clear goals and a plan to achieve those goals.
Since you are reading this, I’m thinking you are struggling with one or more of the important relationships in your life, and looking for help.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 23 years of experience. With years of specialized training in working with couples, communication, depression, and helping people to improve their relationships so that they can have more joy in life, I have many tools to help you, whether you see me with your partner, spouse, significant other, parent, child or anyone else who matters, or see me on your own. You can change your life!
I will respond to your initial contact within 24 hours, to provide help. If my practice is full and I cannot accommodate your needs, or if it turns out that meeting online is not what’s best or comfortable for you, please know that I’ll do my best to help you find another quality therapist.
Sometimes the availability of resources such as time and money influence what you want and need to devote to the counseling/therapy process. I will help you to decide what problems you want to focus on.
Please take a look at specific areas of my website that contain more detailed information about how I work with my clients, and call or email me today. Thanks for your interest in my practice!
— Judith McFarland
How It Works
I’d like to explain how we get started, and how we keep going.
During the first session we’ll need time for you to tell me about yourself. If you don’t know where to start I will ask you all the questions you want. In fact, when I begin with couples, I try to schedule a double session so that everyone has enough time and to express what they need to.
I’ll ask about your past experiences with counseling, if any, and will want to know about your expectations on how our work will be structured. This will be a collaborative process, where we work together to help you to make the changes you decide need to be made in order for you to feel better.
My role as a professional in providing psychotherapy, counseling, and couple’s therapy is to assess your needs, help you to look at how your belief systems and styles of communicating and interacting are affecting your life, to ascertain what works and what doesn’t, and to assist you in making changes in ways that are consistent with both the person you are and the person you want to be.