Before, it felt like torture to be in my own skin. I beat myself up for everything and guilt ruled my whole life. When I started, I couldn’t cope with life at all. After working with Dave, I’m not beating myself up compulsively and I feel hopeful about the future for the first time in a long time.”
My office is located in South Eugene on the corner of East 24th Avenue and Willamette Street. Parking is available on the south side of the building, and the entrance is on the lower side next to Willamette Street.
If you’re considering in-person psychotherapy at my Eugene office, it’s essential to weigh the benefits and drawbacks in-person appointments.
Advantages with In-Person Therapy
- Enhanced Connection: When you attend in-person sessions, you may experience a stronger emotional connection with your therapist, fostering a more meaningful therapeutic alliance.
- Non-Verbal Cues: Being physically present allows your therapist to observe and interpret your non-verbal cues, providing deeper insights into your emotions and reactions.
- Personal Atmosphere: The therapist’s office creates a comfortable and private environment, facilitating open and honest communication.
- Sensory Experience: You can benefit from a soothing sensory environment, with calming decorations or scents, enhancing your overall therapeutic experience.
- Minimal Technical Issues: In-person sessions avoid potential technical glitches and internet connectivity problems that may disrupt virtual appointments.
Disadvantages of In-Person Therapy
- Travel Time: If you live far away, attending in person might involve travel time and gas expenses.
- Scheduling Challenges: Finding a mutually convenient time for in-person sessions can be more complicated due to travel considerations.
- COVID-19 Concerns: If you have health concerns, in-person sessions may be riskier.
- Limited Accessibility: In-person therapy may be challenging for those with mobility issues or living in remote areas.
- Lost Comfort of Home: In-person sessions might lack the comfort and familiarity of your home, potentially affecting your emotional openness.
As you consider your options, it’s crucial to consider these factors in order to make the best decision based on your preferences, comfort level and individual life circumstances. Both in-person and virtual telehealth appointments can be effective, and the choice between the two will depend on what best suits your needs and therapeutic goals
All sessions are available by appointment. You can request an initial brief consultation if you’d like to consider working with me.