Dr. Noah H. Kersey Ph.D.
It takes courage to admit that you have
It takes courage and wisdom to realize that you might not be able to
resolve this problem without professional help.
It takes strength to pick up the phone and make the call to seek
After making the initial contact you begin to feel slightly better
knowing that you have taken the first step of the unsure journey to
resolving your personal problems.
The day of your first appointment arrives and you start having
doubts. "Did I make the right decision? Am I going to be able to
tell my secrets to a stranger? Can I really do this?" However, you
admit to yourself that if you could resolve these life difficulties
on your own, without help, that you would have already done it by
now. The realization that you have to keep the appointment and take
a chance with seeking professional help gives you the courage to go
to your appointment.
Seeing a professional therapist to help with your personal problems
is a very specific process.
Upon arrival your therapist will greet you and try to make you feel
comfortable. They will ask you questions to obtain basic information
about your life circumstances, what your concerns are, and what
initiated your decision to come for counseling. Your therapist will
also try to learn as much as possible about your background and
family history. They will listen and they will get to know you well.
When your therapist begins to fully understand your situation, and
knows your background and family history, he or she will make every
effort to go beyond what you have shared and be "additive". They
will try to help you understand more of the "cause and effect" in
your relationships as well as other sources of your struggles.
Consequently, you should learn more about yourself and what really
causes you to hurt.
Your therapist will not only help you to understand the causes of
your problems but they will assist you in learning new ways of
dealing with relationships and life situations. In this sense,
counseling is like a classroom learning situation. You acquire new
knowledge about yourself, about relationships and about how to
manage your life better.
Dr. Kersey has been providing mental
health services since 1977 and provides services for individuals,
couples, families as well as groups. He has a special interest in
areas of co-dependent relationships, adoption issues, marital
therapy, as well as stress of life issues. Dr. Kersey is a licensed
psychologist and has been practicing in Indiana since 1987. You may
contact him at his website: