We Take An Insight Oriented, Compassionate Treatment Approach
We believe in providing a safe, compassionate space in which clients are able to become more accepting of themselves; to honestly look at issues and concerns that are impacting their lives. Learning to make healthier, more effective choices, help our clients move forward in life, feeling empowered and hopeful about the future.
The Function Of The Therapeutic Relationship
The therapeutic bond creates a powerful interpersonal relationship between the client and clinician, and out of this connection, clients are able to gain deeper self-awareness and self-trust, as well as greater consciousness around behavioral patterns and choices that have led to unfulfilling, painful or difficult situations in life.
The therapeutic relationship is one that helps clients understand that they have within them whatever they need to heal, change, and thrive in life.
Healing And Change Through Proven, Effective Techniques
We believe that when the therapeutic process is effectively engaged, clients can not only gain functional wellness and relief from difficult symptoms, but can also begin to experience deeper change.
We approach treatment planning from a holistic perspective, that integrates mind and body, draws from empirically proven therapeutic techniques, and are created according to the unique needs of individual clients.
Our Approach To Psychotherapy Is Two Tiered
The initial level of treatment entails symptom focused stabilization, to help clients feel and function better day to day. Once clients are not as symptomatic, and containment is achieved, we are able to move into the second level of treatment.
The second level of treatment entails more dynamic, insight-oriented work. This phase of treatment helps to illuminate patterns of behavior and unconscious choices that have limited clients’ self-awareness, and in larger context, their capacity to have healthy, meaningful connections and experiences in life.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’re always here to answer your questions—and that starts now.
Counseling and psychotherapy are two terms that are often used interchangeably. Typically, a counselor focuses on a specific issue for a limited period of time. Psychotherapy is generally more long-term, and focuses on the client as an individual, exploring self-perceptions, thoughts, behaviors, and underlying patterns that impel life choices. Sometimes counseling happens as a part of the therapeutic process, but psychotherapy encompasses much deeper aspects of self-actualization, healing, and understanding.
Each person is different, and for this reason, this answer will vary from person to person. We find that one session a week is usually optimal, as it provides continuity, and allows for the client and clinician to build rapport and trust. Weekly sessions also allow the client time to process one session before moving into the next. However, some clients opt to have bi-weekly sessions, or multiple sessions per week. The pace of treatment and frequency of sessions will be recommended to you by your therapist, and will also be informed by your treatment needs. Ultimately you get to decide what is comfortable for you.
In the initial session, we will discuss the reasons you feel therapy is necessary. The initial session is also an opportunity for your therapist to get to know more about your history, and for you to ask any questions you may have about the therapy process.
The therapeutic process involves the patterns of conscious and unconscious thoughts, feelings and behavior that are brought to awareness through the relationship between the therapist and client. The understanding of this material helps to create change. This connection is developed and advanced through the client’s sharing of information and the therapist’s clinical approach. This relationship is nurtured through positive regard, honesty and mutual respect.
Session fees depend on the individual clinician with whom you would like to work, and will be discussed with you during your initial consultation. We are in network with Medicare and Cigna. If you have a PPO plan with another insurance carrier, you may be entitled to receive reimbursement for psychotherapy through your insurance plan. Contact us for more information.