People come to me with a condition they call stuttering. However, I don't always look at it the same way they do. I help guide people through their own experiences with a goal of resolving the issues they are experiencing. Sometimes their issue is much deeper than what is externally projected. Working through physical, mental, and/or emotional related problems is important to their ability to overcome their stuttering.
Building a foundation of trust.
When I receive a call from someone needing help my first goal is to determine what issue they are experiencing and if they need my help, the help of someone else, or any help at all. I have built a reputation on the foundation that people can trust me to do the right thing. Many times, I will tell people that come to me that they would be better off working with a conventional therapist.
I want to make a difference in the lives of the people I work with which is why I am highly selective when choosing my clients struggling with stuttering.
חֲנֹ֣ךְ לַ֭נַּעַר עַל־פִּ֣י דַרְכּ֑וֹ גַּ֥ם כִּי־יַ֝זְקִ֗ין לֹֽא־יָס֥וּר מִמֶּֽנָּה׃
Working towards success.
Once I have determined to take on a client we will begin working together in person. I typically allot 3-hours for our first session and during the first 30-minutes my goal is to diagnose the core issue causing them to stutter. It is during this time I usually see the client speak without stuttering for the first time.
The next 2.5 hours is spent practicing and talking together until we reach a level of comfort. My desire is to have you leave my office with the confidence in knowing you can reciprocate what we have been practicing.
Every single person is different so the next part of the process varies depending on a case-by-case basis. Many times our following sessions will consist of short phone calls with my clients to assist them with lingering issues they are experiencing.