Ran Willman, LPC
512-897-9116 | ran@IPNBaustin.com
price for services: $150 per 50 minute session
Sliding scale available? yes
LIST OF THERAPIES I PRACTICE:
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Relational Life Therapy
Emotional Transformation Therapy
The deeper our faith, the more doubt we must endure; the deeper our hope, the more prone we are to despair; the deeper our love, the more pain its loss will bring: these are a few of the paradoxes we must hold as human beings. If we refuse to hold them in the hopes of living without doubt, despair, and pain, we also find ourselves living without faith, hope, and love.
—PARKER J. PALMER
How does talking to someone help? We are all born with a fundamental need to connect with others, and it is within the context of relationships in our formative years that we come to know ourselves, form our identity, and develop a sense of who we are as individuals. If you are struggling, talking to someone can help because we remain, at the core, social beings. In the midst of emotional pain and life stressors, if you are willing to turn towards someone trustworthy outside of yourself and make time/space to tell your internal stories and feel the deeper emotions possibilities for movement, change, and healing can be opened. Communicating and being understood and seen by another creates crucial opportunities and ignites our brain's neuroplastic potential for learning new, healthier ways of being while unlearning and discarding old outdated beliefs and habits that no longer serve you.
What’s your go to first question for a client and why?
What brings you to therapy? Why now? (It helps me to learn what their tipping point is, what's at stake, and readiness for change, including whether their attention/focus is on self-change or on others changing.)
What’s best thing you ever learned from one of your people?
The power of hope. Instilling hope and keeping it alive for a couple when they couldn't for themselves, and how much this helped them in the beginning stages of therapy until they came to feel it and know it on their own. (As told to me by the couple.)
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