People come to therapy for different reasons. Some people come to therapy to deal with an immediate problem, then they go on with their lives. Others want to explore deep issues of spiritual and emotional growth. It is a powerful thing to build a relationship with a therapist who is there for you to unload all of the unbearable, and someone you can return to throughout your life for a check in or tune up. Imagine what it would be like to have a place to go to that centers around articulating your inner work and being in relation with someone who trained and skilled in helping you develop the awareness and change to thrive.
What we explore is often up to you, and I may provide feed-back, support, or ask probing questions. The way you feel in the world and the way the world makes you feel is real and important in our work. I utilize a person-centered approach, which means that our sessions will start with you and your needs. Together, we will explore what brought you to therapy and see where the conversation takes us. At first, I will spend most my time listening deeply and reflecting on what I hear. As we move on I may point out what I see, how I imagine you are moving throughout the world, and support you by providing some awareness. I may encourage you to try out using Cognitive or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CBT/DBT) among other techniques (i.e., Expressive Modalities, Motivational Interviewing, and Family or Origin work, etc.) depending on what is presenting itself. This component of our work together is directed at providing you with the tools and insights that will help you with your concerns and goals. As we continue, I may ask that you take certain focuses between sessions: collecting data, trauma time-line, experimenting with your experiences, or practicing a technique.
This opportunity to explore and examine your experiences can lead to a clarity that enhances your insight and ability to make healthy and necessary changes in your life. In this way, you learn to access, trust, and use your own internal resources for well-being and health. You also learn to identify and reach for helpful resources and support outside of yourself. People come to therapy for different reasons, in the end, they leave with new ways of taking action and an awareness surrounding the old patterns that allow thier grip to fade over time.
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