A: Psychotherapy is the process of working with a qualified mental health professional, like myself, to talk about the hardships and concerns in your life. As your psychotherapist, I will spend every session giving you a confidential and non-judgmental space to share your concerns. We can then work together to find a way to move forward.
In the medical model, doctors find out what’s wrong with you, and “fix it”. In psychotherapy, the therapist and the client have a different relationship: I will work hard to get to know who you really are and build a strong therapeutic relationship with you. We can use that relationship as a foundation to overcome the thoughts and feelings that are bothering you.
Psychotherapy can be conducted in individual, family, couple, or group settings. I provide therapy for individuals and couples.
Some common problems that psychotherapy can help with are:
- Emotional difficulties, including anxiety and depression
- Interpersonal problems (improving relationships with family and friends)
- Learning how to better cope with stress or a loss
- Recovering from a traumatic or painful life event
For more information about my psychotherapy specializations, click HERE.