Therapy Can Facilitate Personal Growth
Kimberlee Van Burch
Beginning therapy can be a difficult decision, but investing in our emotional well-being is crucial for personal growth, says Kimberlee Van Burch, a licensed clinical social worker who has a counseling and psychotherapy practice for adults, teens and families in Hudson County.
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons, she says. “Some are dealing with unexpected changes—like unemployment, divorce or a new job—and aren’t handling the stress well. Therapy can help you resolve problems caused by depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, relationship difficulties, grief, career challenges and creative blocks. A therapist can also be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues and the hassles of everyday life.”
Finding the right therapist is critical, she notes. “Someone with experience dealing with diverse problems, yet who’s sensitive to your individual needs, is ideal,” she explains. “My clinical experience and research have convinced me that developing a strong working relationship with your therapist is essential to creating positive change.”
Her “eclectic approach” to therapy includes mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, narrative and play therapy, tailored to the individual client.