If you suffer a "mental
disorder" that needs to be "diagnosed" and "treated," stop reading and go elsewhere--you won't find
that here. If you have troubles you need to understand and work out, read on . . .
Life is complex, often confusing and conflicted.
Distress comes with the territory, for most everyone, sooner or later.
For those who don't fit comfortably into convention, that distress can come with some frequency
or intensity. Conventional folk, after all, get more readily-available guidance along their readily-understood paths, the
skids are well greased, and status markers of success are clear and readily attainable.
When you’re distressed, and you’ve tried everything you know, you might need outside
counsel: someone to help you sort out your difficulties, to understand what's going on and what might be done.
A counselor provides an “auxiliary mind,” so to speak. An alter ego. Someone to bring to
bear, on your behalf, a range of knowledge that you simply haven’t had occasion to acquire. Someone to provide emotional
balance and perspective. Someone to help you understand yourself and what you're up against, to help you sort out your
Maybe you need to sort out some contradictions or incoherence
of your inner life. To identify and examine beliefs, habits, hopes, and values you've had for so long you don't even recognize
them, or how they're causing you problems. To rethink your sense of what you're about. To expand or update your understanding
of your circumstances, or how important parts of your life work--or don't work. Maybe you just need to learn some things you
don't know yet. In any of these cases, you'll do better with an expert, supportive, outside eye to help.
What you don't need, of course, is platitudes, nostrums, or psychobabble. And since life
does not situate itself neatly within the confines of academic disciplines or professional rivalries, you don't need someone
whose understanding of life comes solely or mainly from inside such strictures. You need help that draws upon the best of
many disciplines and fields of practical wisdom, who can approach your quandaries with complexity and sophistication appropriate
to the task.
That's the sort of care Bob Fancher aims to provide at Life Therapy.
With thirty years experience, and wide-ranging scholarly
expertise in several fields, Bob offers supportive, exploratory help in developing greater self-understanding and competence
at conducting your life.