Orion Psychotherapy

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Orion Psychotherapy’s mission is to support expressive experiences of individuals that facilitate meaningful discovery and intentional change. From adults to adolescents, I work with a range of issues focusing on a person centered approach to the work. That means I met you where you are with techniques that match with your struggle. In working with a wide range of struggles, there are a few worth mentioning that I specialize in, those suffering with reactivity/trauma, sexuality, gender, anxiety, loss and teens in general.  

During this time of Covid

I wanted to go over my history with Telemental Health (phone or secure video chat sessions) and some of the things I am doing to work to offer a dynamic approach to practicing from a distance. To start its worth mentioning that last year I began to see my clients remotely while I traveled twice throughout the year. In many ways my clients and me were more prepared for this transferring to telemental health. This also meant that I had worked out some of the kinks and could more readily provide quality services from a distance.

Some of the things I am doing to keep practicing from a distance have more life infused into are:

-Offering that my clients to try both phone and video and consider rotating every few session to keep it fresh

-When a new client comes on I send them a workbook that I have been developing (with my intern) that has 27 pages of info graphics, worksheets, and the documents I have developed over the years. This really helps get things started and offers the client a common language, activities, and above all a sense of direction.

-Ask that my clients consider setting up a therapeutic vibe in their environment, such as your favorite comfy chair, a candle, or even consider sitting outside in the sun.

-Encourage clients to have a journal to take notes or sketch pad so that they can draw on their side and be able to bring this into the session. I also keep a sketch pad so that I can offer visual representation of the material we are covering.

-Explore that clients who are doing a phone sessions consider doing somatic (body based) work while on the phone with headphones on, such as, going for a walk, stretching, or just following the body as one does the in session processing.

 

When the physical distancing begins to lighten up, I will determine due diligence regarding safety and cleaning protocols. I will be considering doing sessions in an outdoor space on separate blankets (the client brings their own) at first if need be and then move to in-person once this feels appropriate.

One of the biggest moments in my personal work was when I went to a workshop that actually taught me what is happening on a biological level when we are reactive. Since then I have been studying, developing, and presenting a skeleton structure that offers my clients and me a shared language to use to understand whats happening when humans are reacting from an emotional place. I’ve even gone as far as developed a workbook that I have for sale for ten dollars to get clients started on the right page. Evolution has build us to have biological responses and our work is not to control them but to learn a practice of awareness that influences them over the arc of time. Psychoeducation on whats happening changed the way I relate to the world and I believe it to be an important part of the therapeutic relationship.

A big part of my practice is the space it happens in. I would even go as far as to say that the space describe a lot fo what could happen in therapy with me. Take a look at these photos.

There are chances in life to express yourself with intention, and support to hold space for the work you are doing. Engaging in the practice of psychotherapy can help you to explore the experience of expressing yourself and lead you to more congruency in who you are and want to be.

Feel free to navigate this site, reach out to ask me questions, and at the most, call me to set up a session to try it out.

 I currently not in network with any insurance provider and offer out of network receipts if your insurance offers out of network benefits, and a sliding scale for any client seeking services outside of insurance.

Therapy Atlanta Ga

Orion Psychotherapy’s mission is to support expressive experiences of individuals that facilitate meaningful discovery and intentional change. From adults to adolescents, I work with a range of issues focusing on a person centered approach to the work. That means I met you where you are with techniques that match with your struggle. In working with a wide range of struggles, there are a few worth mentioning that I specialize in, those suffering with reactivity/trauma, sexuality, gender, anxiety, loss and teens in general.  

One of the biggest moments in my personal work was when I went to a workshop that actually taught me what is happening on a biological level when we are reactive. Since then I have been studying, developing, and presenting a skeleton structure that offers my clients and me a shared language to use to understand whats happening when humans are reacting from an emotional place. I’ve even gone as far as developed a workbook that I have for sale for ten dollars to get clients started on the right page. Evolution has build us to have biological responses and our work is not to control them but to learn a practice of awareness that influences them over the arc of time. Psychoeducation on whats happening changed the way I relate to the world and I believe it to be an important part of the therapeutic relationship.

A big part of my practice is the space it happens in. I would even go as far as to say that the space describe a lot fo what could happen in therapy with me. Take a look at these photos.

There are chances in life to express yourself with intention, and support to hold space for the work you are doing. Engaging in the practice of psychotherapy can help you to explore the experience of expressing yourself and lead you to more congruency in who you are and want to be.

Feel free to navigate this site, reach out to ask me questions, and at the most, call me to set up a session to try it out.

 I currently not in network with any insurance provider and offer out of network receipts if your insurance offers out of network benefits, and a sliding scale for any client seeking services outside of insurance.

Therapy Atlanta Ga