WEEKLY DEPTH PSYCHOTHERAPY
In individual therapy, treatment involves once or twice weekly meetings (same day and time each week) over a period of months (and often, years). Through this work, we will explore and understand your core beliefs, feelings, behaviors, and interpersonal interactions. The more honest and vulnerable you are in your sessions, the more you will get out of them, and the faster you will progress. So, it's important that you know that I want to know as much as you are willing to share. And if there are things you absolutely cannot bear to tell me, we can still get a lot accomplished together with the information you feel comfortable sharing. I'll work with you to gain greater insight into your true needs and wants, so you can make choices that best serve you.
Psychotherapy for Relationships
Experiences you have in early relationships create a blueprint for the sense of safety and security you bring to adult relationships. Also, dynamics manifested early on in the relationship can become problematic. Because of this, relationships are complex and confusing, and it can be difficult to know when to get your relationship into treatment.
Setting aside time to attend to and nurture your relationship is one of the biggest expressions of love people can make. It can also be anxiety-inducing to let an outside observer into your most vulnerable space. However, insecurities that have been carried through life can wreak havoc in a relationship if they go unresolved. When you get a hunch that therapy can help, it's important to listen to your intuition.
In treatment, there will be a focus on helping you change your relationship by growing and changing personally. I will encourage you to tolerate hearing and saying difficult things, and help you find ways to soothe your own emotions when things get heated. I will nurture your ability to hold onto yourself while maintaining a close relationship with your those closest to you.
However, the primary focus in relationship therapy is always on the dynamics within your relationship. The goal is to take an honest look at your relationship, identify your feelings, articulate your experience, and take responsibility for what you bring into the dynamics between you and your partner. I will help you work through difficult dynamics in session so they have the potential to shift outside of session.