Ellen Searle LeBel, LMFT, BC-DMT, CST-T
“Change is the result of all true learning.”
- Leo Buscaglia

People come to therapy when something needs to change.
  
This change begins when you cross the threshold from everyday life into the quiet temenos of the therapy room.  You have a readiness to learn about yourself. What draws you to take the first step is recognition that you feel confused, distressed or stuck in your life. Needing help of some kind, you trust that the therapist knows something about the process of understanding and healing oneself.

The work of therapy is to activate your capacity to “heal from within”. In making any change it helps to have patience with yourself, to be willing to be honest, to be determined to take action, and to have a guide in the process. Forming a secure therapeutic relationship is essential to effective therapy.  We will develop our professional relationship with respect, appropriate limits, commitment, and willingness to investigate.