A therapeutic process can be, and often is, challenging, and the prospect of beginning such a process can seem daunting. I have years of experience working with individuals who are either ambivalent or hopeless about changing their behavior despite their wanting to experience some reprieve from their distress. Their ambivalence or hopelessness has often been due to low motivation or poor previous treatment experiences, the latter of which could have been due to any number of reasons.
"Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views on life." - Carl Rogers
I want to convey a hopeful sentiment that it is possible to unburden yourself from issues related to anxiety (in its many forms), depression, identity, masculinity, and many other concerns by engaging in an evidence-based, therapeutic process. Further, if you are ambivalent or hopeless about participating in a therapeutic process, that does not preclude you from obtaining a positive outcome when you decide to commit to therapy. I will meet you where ever you would like to start and together we will get you to where you would like to go.
Knowledgable & Compassionate
The two prongs that comprise an effective therapeutic experience are the knowledge of psychology's evidence-base and the respect for the relational features inherent in the therapeutic relationship. I employ this philosophy with each person.
Explore. Challenge. Grow.
Paul Doolan, Psy.D.
I have spent the majority of my career engaging men, and more specifically, younger men, in therapeutic processes. Individual therapy and psychological testing services have been the primary vehicles through which I have helped people overcome their mental pain and forge a path toward happiness and success; however, the person may define these terms.
I have long held the idea that quality therapy is a unique combination of science and art that requires the foundation of a trusting therapeutic relationship. If some part of you thinks that you may benefit from a therapeutic process or if anything I communicate above speaks to you, I encourage you to contact me.