Growth can be painful. Change can be painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. – Mandy Hale
Seeking out a therapist can be an overwhelming process during an already difficult time. You may be coming to therapy with uncertainty and a lack of clarity as to what it is you need. Work, school, family, or change can feel overwhelming causing difficulties with managing your day to day.
Whether it be as a result of unfortunate life circumstances, stress, anger, or sadness, I can help guide you to move past feeling lost or the harsh self-talk that has developed. We’ll work to replace these thoughts with positive self-beliefs, giving you confidence and putting control back into your hands. I help clients to feel deserving and to build back their sense of well-being. You’ll receive the support and guidance you need to navigate through life’s challenges and cultivate clarity and mindfulness.
Our initial psychotherapy session is for gathering information and confirming we are a good fit to work together. Therapy is a process where I work to understand your unique emotional and behavioral patterns. We will discuss treatment options and how they will bring you to your set goals and desired outcomes from therapy.
After the initial session, we’ll have a clear plan ahead of us. This is when we begin the real work! Once your goals have been met, we can reassess new goals, or we can end treatment. If you decide to end, the door is always open and most clients come back for “check-in” sessions periodically after that.
A Compassionate, Heart-Centered Approach
In my practice, I focus on building a connection with you that will foster openness and relatability. We are all unique but we all heal through connecting with others. In therapy, I will provide a safe environment in which you can share and together we work towards healthy change and growth.
Therapy in Princeton, New Jersey
Jill Portaro, LCSW is a clinical therapist practicing in Princeton, a short driving distance from Lawrenceville, Hopewell, Hamilton, West Windsor, Princeton Junction, and South Brunswick. If you would like to learn more or make an appointment, you are welcome to call or fill out the contact form and click Send.