We all experience challenges at some point in our life. For some people, this means having to cope with traumatic events or chronic stressors.
I believe a strong therapeutic relationship that is grounded in comfort and trust is essential for successful treatment. I offer a professional, judgment-free environment where you may explore your issues and past experiences. I will help you to overcome conditions such as depression and anxiety, improve dysfunctional relationships, develop a positive perspective, and regain control of your life.
My integrated therapeutic approach helps clients to reduce adverse symptoms and increase resilience, insight, awareness, and personal growth. When working with children, I utilize techniques from play therapy or other age-appropriate approaches to reach treatment goals. When treating teenagers, I keep in mind their drive for independence as well as their need for continued parental support. I believe positive family involvement is vital when providing mental health services to young people.
I am highly experienced in treating trauma-related issues. I also have advanced training in family therapy, play therapy, the psychology of lifespan development, sexual behavior problems in adolescence, and helping older clients find meaning and fulfillment in their life.
or Call Amy M. Negri, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 40927
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
The beautiful thing about therapy is that you are in control. This means that you choose who to work with, when to begin, and when to end. I believe that a good client-therapist match, and as a result a good rapport, is key to the change process. I encourage you to give therapy a chance, and remember to pay attention to how you feel with the therapist. Feeling comfortable, being encouraged to communicate how you feel with the therapist and how you feel about therapy, feeling as though you can ask any question, being treated with unconditional compassion and respect, and that the therapy space is inviting, are all examples of characteristics to pay attention to when choosing who to work with. If you begin now and you end up feeling that this is not the right time for you to be in therapy- that is okay! You can simply let the therapist know that you are not able to return for treatment at this time. It is ultimately up to you when to begin this journey of self-exploration as well as getting the help and support you need... the therapy "door" is always open for you. If I can help in any way, please let me know!