• Are you ready for change?

  • Ready for changeVery often during my initial session with a client, they will say something like “I’ve been meaning to see a therapist for a while now…” or “I wish I had come to therapy sooner”.   I am a firm believer of everything happening in its own time.  Consequently, if someone is forced into seeking help before they are ready to accept help, would the help be just as effective?  I see this often in working with substance abuse patients who are often forced into treatment by family or circumstances, usually legally related.  These patients are resistant, angry and closed to any sort of help no matter how much they need it.  They seem to lack that “desperation” that would precipitate an openness and willingness to effect change in their lives.  So when I hear someone say “I don’t know why I waited so long to come to therapy”, I smile because I know they are right where they should be, when they should be.  As one client so eloquently put it “Your mind has to be in the right place for good change to come…

    Shari Warner, JD, LMFT is a Therapist, Attorney and Speaker in South Florida.  Shari works with individuals and couples to find their inner strength and resolve interpersonal and relational conflicts.  To schedule an appointment with Shari call (754) 999-0716 or email her at shari@serendipitycounselingllc.com.