"In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?" --Carl Rogers
At the Harbor Psychotherapy Services, we pride ourselves on professionalism and client centered treatment. We aim to develop a healthy relationship with You since trust and comfortability with your therapist is of utmost importance to the process. We understand the vulnerability associated with sharing your story with a stranger and we take this responsibility seriously and with great humility.
Recovery is defined by the reduction or elimination of symptoms, according to many mental health professionals. We respectfully disagree. Recovery or progress is not merely the absence of problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is also the addition of missing items to your life such as uninterrupted leisure time, relationships void of conflict, a fulfilling work life, to name just a few. Your goals are defined by You and we are here to help facilitate the process of attaining them. You let us know when you have reached your desired quality of life.
Challenge us and yourselves to reach your fullest potential through this process. Don't worry we can meet the challenge head on!