Staci Perelman, LCSW  

Therapy: How It Can Help

There are times in life when we feel stuck, unable to move forward in the ways we would like, when our familiar ways of coping don't work as well as they once did.  Sometimes we can look to our life and see success, accomplishment, friends and family, but we still feel like something is missing or incomplete.  Or perhaps we want more for ourselves, but cannot imagine how to get there, or even what the "more" looks like.

Therapy can be a tremendous help to overcome these hurdles and push forward.  By giving yourself the opportunity to uncover the obstacles in your path, you can learn:

  • To make different choices for yourself
  • To create other possibilities in your life
  • To increase your self-reflective capabilities

Many people seek therapy in a time of crisis to get relief from symptoms, when issues in life feel pressing and time feels of the utmost importance.  My clinical approach is to work in the here and now, focusing on the issues that brought you in to therapy, working together to create immediate goals to focus on that will move you forward.  While at the same time helping you understand where these present day struggles may fit in the broader fabric of your life and history.  I feel that there should be a balance between concrete goals, coping strategies, direct feedback and understanding where current life issues fit into your personal history, life and who you are.

I work collaboratively with my clients, fostering a safe environment where all aspects of the self can be explored.  In doing so, I hope to help you unlock hidden parts of yourself and help you get to the places in life you want to go.