A general roadmap of the therapeutic process involves answering three questions:
Where am I, how did I get here, and where do I go from here?
Where are you at?
This question requires us to take inventory of our lives at this very moment in time. We must get painfully clear about what problems we’re up against, both internal and external and assess what’s working and not working.
How did you get here?
Unhealthy habits are like weeds, if you don’t kill them at the source, they just keep coming back. It’s important to understand why we do the things we do, if we want real changes to stick. This part is about self-awareness, but it’s also about forgiveness.
More often than not, problematic personality traits or bad behaviors developed as a way to cope with something that was overwhelming in our childhoods. The process of understanding how you got here, can be healing when it allows us to forgive ourselves and have compassion for our struggle.
Where do you go from here?
Now, with an informed understanding of what it is we need, we move into the action phase. Here, we come up with tangible strategies to chip away at bigger pain points. I integrate evidenced-practices with creative problem-solving to help clients find solutions that actually work.
INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY BREAKDOWN
THE CLASSIC-- The Classic is the standard 50 minute therapy session. This service is recommended for individuals who intend to use therapy as a weekly or monthly check-in. The Classic is great for creating accountability, reviewing progress on weekly goals and formulating new goals and strategies for the future.
THE FLOW-- The Flow is a longer, 90 minute therapy session. The Flow was developed in response to many clients feeling that 50 minutes of therapy just isn't enough. For people looking to do deep emotional processing, 90 minutes provides a better frame to allow emotions to arise naturally and find some resolve before time has expired.
The BINGE-- The Binge is a full two-hour therapy session. The Binge is recommended for individuals looking to process trauma or for those wanting to dive in and work through a particular issue in the shortest time possible. Two hour, intensive therapy sessions allow clients to see progress sooner and perhaps cut the overall duration of time spent in therapy.