We all need some guidance from time to time to learn, reflect and explore about ourselves. Whether learning skills and tools to cope with anxiety and stress. Digging deep into past relationships to uncover traumas that affect our ability to function as individuals. Or rebuilding a foundation of trust to interact in a healthy way in relationships. It is important to approach your personal journey inward with a spirit of curiosity, adventure and forgiveness. We will begin by establishing goals and objectives that put you on a path that provides hope and direction. From the onset, we will learn skills that relieve distress and provide focus for the work we do together as we examine the deeper questions of your personal How? and Why?
You’ll learn to:
- Decrease the stressors of daily life
- Increase your sense of joy and contentment
- Repair and enhance relationships
- Improve functioning at work
- Increase activity, reduce social isolation
You’ll also learn about the fundamental ways our minds and bodies work together to provide enriching mental and physical health.
Sessions last 50 minutes.
During our first session, we will get to know a little about each other and complete any remaining paperwork. I’ll explain my process and then we will get into more detail about what you want to explore in therapy, where you hope to go and how to achieve those goals. We’ll put together a plan, knowing that it is flexible and open to change. As we proceed in on-going sessions, we will work that plan in part by developing an alliance that will provide the trust for insight we need to do the work.
How often should we meet?
How often we meet depends on the individual. Typically, I recommend we meet a minimum of once weekly if possible, to start. We may decide to meet less frequently as you are more able to put into practice what you learn. Often patients chose to check in periodically for assessments of progress.