Sometimes the hardest step to take in psychotherapy is the first one--making the decision that continuing to struggle with something all on your own just doesn't make sense any more. People are often grappling with issues for awhile: anxiety, depression, work-life balance, interpersonal relationships, loss of someone important to them, self-esteem. As the training director in the Fall River mental health center, one of the things that I tried to impart to student-clinicians was the primacy of the relationship-- that the most important factor in choosing a therapist is finding someone who they feel comfortable talking to.
It becomes my role to try to create an atmosphere that feels safe, genuine, and non-judgmental---a place where it feels easy to talk about difficult things. As a clinical psychologist, supervisor, and therapist of more than 20 years, my experience has usually allowed me to do just that.
I see it as my role to help you discover how you have come to find yourself in the difficult/ painful situation you are in. And together,find ways to understand & resolve it. I started drfarrellypsych.com as one way to reach out to people who might benefit from my skills and experience--if you are one of those folks, I invite you to reach out to me to explore if we might work together.