Patrick Teahan, LICSW
|Professions: Clinical Social Work, ,|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
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Hello! I am a group and individual psychotherapist specializing in childhood dysfunctional family trauma. If you are seeking general talk therapy, I most likely won?t be able to meet your needs. Clients who are seeking this work and deep change usually have done some successful therapy prior to starting here but find themselves stuck and in need of deeper work.
I work from a very specific and effective model regarding my client's childhood that promotes deep and lastly change and healing. It is not for everyone as it takes motivated work. My clients experience deep shifts in negative core beliefs, are able to reclaim intimacy, profoundly change their relationship with themselves, gain a sense of movement and recovery, and reclaim a lost sense of joy.
The model that I use is based upon inner child work where my clients learn what is functional v. dysfunctional and begin the process of "re parenting" themselves. Learning about this concept is an amazing journey.
My model is done within a group setting with peers and we start together in individual and move towards group. Our first group is our families and we bring those beliefs and experiences into all of our relationships. The first step is becoming aware of how our first 18 years of life effect our present lives.
Email or Call Patrick Teahan, LICSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 33553
More Info About My Practice
The most important thing in therapy is to feel good about who you are doing the work with. Trauma and dysfunctional family work is very intimate and emotionally charged and being comfortable is essential.
My clients would describe me as funny and very direct. I can often be crass and very real as I feel there needs to be some soul in the therapy office. The work that I do is based upon personal experience rather than research or clinical theory but I do include those too!
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I think good therapy has a beginning, middle, and end - especially trauma work. There is a process to therapy that is not unlike restoring a house. It can take awhile but should not be perpetual. If it takes us 18 years to be programmed by dysfunction, it is going to take some time to undo it in a good enough way.
So given that, I believe people can really benefit from diving in and doing "the work" such as offered in my model in a good enough way. "The work" is a large umbrella term. I think the work is defined in the following questions:
"Have I reclaimed being fully loveable to myself no matter what?"
"Is the sky the limit or do I need to play it safe?"
"Is there a partner/ soul mate out there for me?"
"Will things work out?"
"Will I be ok no matter what?"
"Do my needs matter?"
"Risk taking is how life gets lived."
"Am I a good person?"
"Can I fully live instead of getting through?"
I think that how we answer these questions point us towards or away from doing deep work.
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
My group, individual and couple's work are for adults who have experienced childhood family dysfunction and or trauma.
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