Faith is taking the first step – even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It is not an easy decision when one decides to utilize the services of a therapist. There are many unknowns and just making the first phone call may feel like a risk. Questions arise such as: Will I like the therapist? Will she understand me? Will this be helpful? These questions make sense in a culture where people are encouraged to guard their emotions and vulnerabilities. Some therapists offer an introductory consultation at no cost. This ensures that before you begin counseling, you feel that the therapist is a good fit for you in individual counseling, for you and your partner, in couples counseling and for your family if you are seeking family counseling.

There are other unknowns when entering therapy. What will the outcome be? Will I find my relationships more fulfilling? Will I discover better ways to take care of myself and others? Will it be worth it? Each person’s goals and expectations may be different. There is no way to predict exactly what your individual or family outcomes may be, however most find that it is beneficial to take the time to focus on emotional health and relationships with a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Improving the world and/or improving yourself takes courage and both provide better possibilities and outcomes. Today we celebrate the courage of Dr. Martin Luther King, and all those who worked so hard for justice. We are inspired by, and have benefited from, their vision and willingness to proceed even when afraid.

If you are seeking individual, couples or family therapy in the twin cities area feel free to contact Trisha Falvey at or (612) 419-8764