Psychotherapy

What Is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a multi-layered systematic form of treatment for our emotional and mental well being. The practices of psychotherapy are rich a varied but within therapy there is always confidential, professional relationship. Together the client and the therapist strive toward the elimination of a client’s suffering and facilitation of change in a client’s life. Psychotherapy is often also referred to as Counseling or Therapy.

Is Therapy Right For Me?

Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by working through the things that haunt them, behaviors they don't like, struggles with mood-regulation, taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards changes in their lives.

Who Goes
To Therapy?

‚Äč

  • Someone who feels overwhelming  helplessness and sadness 

  • Someone who can feel that there is something going on for them but they can't put their finger on it or the words to describe it

  •  Someone who makes the same mistakes over and over

  • Someone who has relationship  failures and is dumbfounded    every time

  • Someone who is "stuck" and is not sure why

  • Someone who has anxiety and worry much of the time

  • Someone who has suffered a recent loss (death, divorce, career) and is struggling to make sense of their life now

  • Someone moody and everyone, including themselves, are struggling to keep up with the changes

  • Someone who is hurtful to themselves or others

  • Someone who self-sabotages

  • Someone who is never pleased with themselves or with anyone else

  • Someone who suffered childhood distress or trauma

  • Someone who has repetitive  behaviors that cause them distress

  • Someone who is struggling to feel like they are not in their body

  • Someone who is struggling to feel good about sex, their sexual behaviors, and their sexual relationships. 

  • Someone who suffered a recent trauma and is having flashbacks, nightmares, and/or intrusive thoughts

  • Someone who is  professional in the helping field and find themselves  burning out, lacking of motivation and having difficulty sleeping.

  • Couples/Partnerships or Families that have become dull, distant or hurtful

  • Couples/Partnership or Families that want to strengthen what they already have

What Is Therapy Like?

Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, around 50 minutes. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on specific issues, or longer-term, addressing more ongoing growth. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between sessions. You can expect that your therapist will treat you with compassion, respect, and understanding. In addition, you can expect that your therapist will give you new perspectives on persistent patterns and negative feelings and real strategies for enacting positive change using effect and techniques along with practical guidance.

Is Therapy Confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. The therapist is required to report to the appropriate authorities immediately under the following circumstances.

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult abuse or elder abuse

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person.

  • If a client is threatened with serious bodily harm to themselves

  • Identifying personal information may be disclosed to a collections agency in the case of non-payment of fees and to insurance companies for reimbursement. 

Philosophy

We cannot change the difficult events of the past, but we have the power to change how we reframe, conceptualize and carry those events. We can heal the unresolved pain, calm our inner critic and/or change the patterns of behavior that previously lead to hopelessness.

I believe that people are fundamentally motivated toward growth and connection. The work in my psychotherapy practice involves removing the obstacles that keep us from achieving satisfying relationships with others, ourselves and our work. Whether the obstacle is an unprocessed trauma or maladaptive thoughts or behaviors leading to anxiety and depression, managing these obstacles promotes personal growth and increased happiness.

Do You Prescribe Medication?

No. psychotherapists  are not licensed to prescribe medication. If need be, I will be happy to refer you to a medical professional for medication.

Explore Patterns/Understand Defenses/ Examine Self-Sabotage/Create A Deeper Understanding of Self/Develop Tools and Skills to Work Through Your Struggles/Gain Understanding of How Your Life Experiences Effect Your Day-To-Day Living/Improve Your Relationships