My Approach to Helping
Do you have panic attacks? Does your mind race to the future in a state of chronic worry? Do you struggle with sleep or gastrointestinal pain? Are you bereaved every day over the loss of a loved one? Do you need help focusing at home, work, or school?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, let me help. I can show you how to create a less anxious, painful, and bereaved life. I can show you how to nurture commitment and trust in your relationship.
I strive to create a therapeutic relationship that supports individual growth. I help you master the tools necessary to empower yourself through various therapeutic modalities, including Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Everyone will hit a speed bump in their life. Some have more speed bumps than others. When the bumps are happening or feel as if they are happening more frequently, there is nothing wrong with seeking out professional support when you need it. Those who seek therapy are exhibiting enough insight to realize they need a helping hand and accepting that their present situation needs to change. Therapy can provide life long benefits. Therapy can provide you with the tools you need self manage when a negative or harmful trigger is pressed and to assist your future self in overcoming future speed bumps. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges they are facing in their lives and are ready to make changes.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Every person is unique and thus bring their own unique set of issues to work on into a session. In general, on the first visit you can expect to discuss who you are, answer general broad questions allowing the therapist to get to know you and providing you with an opportunity to decide if the therapist is the right fit. For follow up sessions you should be prepared to discuss your current life happenings inclusive of the stress or grief that have brought you to therapy, your personal history relevant that may be relevant, and to report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy sessions.
Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist; usually weekly to bi-weekly.