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How can therapy help?

Familiar situations that frustrate us time and again can leave us feeling hopeless and even suicidal. Part of the problem is that we cannot see how the situation arises and, most importantly, how fixed ways of interpreting and responding to varied situations are actually keeping us stuck. Enter therapy. Working closely with someone who is trained to identify when one is being “hijacked” by these fixed parts of ourselves is the first step to becoming aware of how the ways in which we have adapted to events in our past operate to perpetuate our current problems. This awareness enables us to then make a choice to interrupt the process of “stuckness” and restore a sense of stability, peace, and power. We can experiment with novel approaches to authentically engage the world in a way that honors our needs and the current demands.

"A normal human being... does not exist." — Karen Horney

“Change can occur when we abandon, at least for the moment, what we would like to become, and attempt to be what we are.” — Arnold Beisser


Take a Closer Look

what to expect

Initial consultation

We get to know each other and explore the nature of your current struggles. Common questions I ask in this first session are:


What would you like to get out of therapy?

Why are you seeking help now?

Have you had therapy before?

What did you find helpful in your previous therapy?

Is there anything about you that you think I should know?

Any questions you have for me?

We explore the details of current struggles in a respectful and kind manner. Recurring themes of events, interpretations, and reactions are identified, as well as beliefs and fears that underlie and maintain the process. Noticing these experiences as they happen in the moment and beginning to relate to them differently through safe experiments inside and outside of the therapy office are closely monitored with strong support and interest.

As you begin to gain self-understanding and confidence in managing life's demands while maintaining emotional balance and connecting , you might naturally feel that you have less urgency and need for frequent therapy sessions.  become less pressing and necessary

Who is Michael Albright?

I work closely with individuals, couples, and families to facilitate change using the latest developments in psychotherapy research and evidence-based practices. I am skillful at getting to the heart of the matter in a supportive and gentle manner. 

While you're here, you can find more information about my approach to have a better idea of what to expect in therapy and see if it aligns with what you are seeking in therapy.

An initial conversation is helpful to address any additional questions you might have and allow us to see if what I offer could be beneficial for the circumstances you find yourself in. Please feel free to contact me through the website or by phone, and someone will get back to you shortly.

areas of expertise

Anxiety disorders
low self-esteem
eating disorders
couples therapy
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

- Viktor e. Frankl

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