Therapy for Individuals
During individual therapy our work focuses on two levels, the immediate and the long term. A person entering therapy is often seeking some immediate relief from discomfort. Strategies are developed to move through everyday stresses and difficulties. This may include learning indfullness and relaxation skills to stop intrusive and racing thoughts and manage stress.
Focusing on the long-term we look at the context of your unique existence which helps you to develop a deeper sense of cohesive meaning in your life so you can realize your passions and goals. This context may include how your family history presents in your life today, current relationships, or vocational pursuits. Because I respect the mind-body connection this may also include looking at your physical wellbeing such as sleep, exercise and nutrition. This work is in conjunction with bringing forward the strengths you already possess so you may utilize them most effectively.
Not being able to communicate our needs and wants or not even knowing what they are often plays a large role in our general mood and outlook. Part of your therapy may include defining your needs and wants and finding effective ways to get them met. This is particularly helpful for the chronic caretaker seeking self-care or one who wishes to find their life purpose.
Existentialism in conjunction with Mindfullness-CBT is particularly beneficial for people who desire increased self-confidence or relief from symptoms of anxiety, depression, or help with managing painful emotions. For people in transition brought on by divorce, moving to a new city, or other phases of life, this form of therapy assists in navigating the new terrain with compassion and understanding to help guide future choices and possibilities.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy is often an effective treatment for single-incident trauma resulting from such experiences as a car accident or a natural disaster. It is also often an effective treatment for complex traumas resulting from such experiences as childhood abuse or neglect.