I am so glad you have decided to reach out for the support you deserve in therapy. It takes a lot of strength and courage to reach out for help! Opening up to a stranger about some of your most vulnerable thoughts and feelings is an act of bravery.
Most people who are looking for a therapist, have a mixture of feelings. You might be feeling both nervous and hopeful. Most of all, you are hoping to connect with someone who understands your situation and has the skills to help you. It's important to find a therapist who you feel safe and comfortable working with.
Overall, I work with people who have experienced all types of relational trauma. Some examples of relational trauma include (but are not limited to):
- Feeling disconnected from your partner
- Feeling misunderstood by the people in your life
- Feeling lonely
- Losing a loved one
- Communication that doesn't feel effective or respectful
- Fighting and arguments that leave you feeling attacked
- Emotional and physical neglect/abuse from childhood effecting your happiness and success in adulthood
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven't!
- Thomas Edison
Meet Lisa Olinger, LMSW-C, CST
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
As I tell my clients, I have yet to meet a perfect person. Everyone I know could benefit from having someone to talk to and getting support during difficult times. It takes a lot of strength to reach out for the support you deserve and I’m so glad you have made the choice to seek help. People who come to therapy are courageous, reflective, and motivated to make positive improvements in their life. My clients are some of the best people I have ever met. It's a tremendous honor and privilege to be a part of your journey.