An Interactive Approach to Therapy
Are you looking for a therapist who will not only listen to you, but also speak and offer constructive feedback, instead of just sitting quietly in the background?
For many people, it is important to find a therapist who will not only work to understand you but will also actively listen and engage you so as to help you learn about yourself and make changes that lead to a more satisfying and fulfilling life. Many clients have told me that they tried psychotherapy in the past and shared much with the therapist, but ultimately left therapy feeling they received little in return.
In my 17 years as a licensed psychologist, my commitment is to be an open, straightforward and interactive therapist with my clients. Now at the same time, I am also a good listener and view my client as a partner in the therapeutic process. My goal— or should I say “our goal”—is to enhance your self-awareness and provide you with tools that will enable you to become liberated from self-defeating patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The purpose of my work is to decrease your suffering while helping you live a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
I take what I do very seriously, but I also believe there is a place for humor in my work. I see no contradiction between sometimes joking around while also at the same time being an effective, serious, and focused healer. My main priority is to create an environment in which you feel not only understood, but also be a place where you can feel free to express, process and learn new things about yourself and others. Creating such an atmosphere always varies depending on the individual. This means that together, over time, we will “custom-fit” your therapy to facilitate your psychological growth.
What's the next step? Contact me to set up a consultation... I look foward to hearing from you.
Psychotherapy can help you make the necessary changes to lead to a more satisfying and well-adjusted life. Dr. Michael Jilke is a highly trained professional who specializes in treating mental health and daily life issues. Let's work together to bring more balance and enjoyment back into your life.
Opening up your soul to a stranger requires a great deal of trust. My practice provides a comfortable and private setting in which you can share your feelings. Come in for a consultation so that we can discuss what is going on in your life. Once we meet, you can determine whether you think working with me will be helpful.