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Individual Therapy

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What to expect from therapy

Therapy provides a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and develop strategies to improve your mental health and take steps towards a better you.

 

The first session of therapy is typically focused on doing an initial assessment to learn more about you.  An assessment consists of gathering information about your presenting problem, how you have been trying to deal with the problem, a brief personal history, and what goals you have for therapy.

 

In the following sessions therapy can go in any direction based on where you want to go.  It can be directed by you and we can focus on an issue you would like to speak about or a goal you would like to work on.  Or if you don't know what to talk about I can take the lead with directing the flow of the session towards a goal you have set or something I may think is important to address

Therapeutic Modalities

Psychodynamic

Psychodynamic therapy is a therapeutic approach that explores how unconscious thoughts and experiences influence behavior and emotions. The therapy aims to uncover unresolved conflicts and gain insight into how they may impact current feelings and relationships. The therapist takes on a more passive role, allowing the client to explore their thoughts and emotions at their own pace through techniques such as free association and interpretation.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It aims to help clients identify negative or distorted thought patterns and replace them with more positive and realistic ones. The therapist in CBT takes an active role, teaching clients new skills and strategies to challenge negative thoughts and change their behavior.

Solution Focused

Solution focused therapy is a type of brief therapy that focuses on finding solutions to specific problems. It aims to help clients identify their strengths and resources, and develop a plan of action to achieve their goals. The therapist takes an active and collaborative role, guiding the client towards solutions and helping them to build on their existing strengths and skills.

Person Centered

Person-centered therapy is a form of talk therapy that emphasizes the client's innate capacity for growth and self-awareness. The therapist in person-centered therapy provides a supportive and non-judgmental environment where the client can explore their thoughts and emotions. The therapy aims to empower clients to make their own decisions and find their own solutions by facilitating their self-exploration and growth.

Dialectal Behavior (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness techniques. The therapy is designed to help individuals manage their emotions, develop interpersonal skills, and regulate their behavior. DBT typically involves both individual therapy and group skills training, and focuses on helping clients build a life worth living by improving their ability to cope with difficult emotions and situations.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help individuals process traumatic experiences. The therapy involves recalling traumatic memories while the therapist directs the client's eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation. EMDR aims to help clients reprocess traumatic memories, so they are no longer emotionally overwhelming and can be integrated into the client's life in a more adaptive way.

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