Why seek therapy?
People begin therapy for many different reasons. Some come in response to unexpected changes in their lives, others to work through past hurts and traumas, while others seek self-exploration and personal growth. When our usual ways of coping are overwhelmed, therapy can provide support, comfort, and problem-solving. People seeking psychotherapy are generally looking for change and increased awareness in their lives.
What can I expect in a therapy session?
Therapy sessions are about you – what you choose to share, what you want to discuss, and what you want to change. In the first session, we will discuss your reason(s) for seeking therapy and how we might approach the therapy process. Clients are encouraged to ask questions both in the initial session and throughout our work together.
A typical session lasts 50 minutes, though some people request more time. Usually, weekly sessions are most effective. Some people who are in crisis or extreme distress may initially benefit from more than one session per week.
What benefits might I expect from working with a therapist?
Psychotherapy can offer a number of benefits. Often, it is helpful just to know that someone understands, or to find a safe, nonjudgmental place to work through concerns and fears. Many people find therapy to be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth and interpersonal relationships. Ultimately, clients often find that therapy helps them to have a greater sense of self and more control over their lives. The benefits you can obtain from therapy depend on what you are looking for and how you use the process.
What if I don’t know what my goals are for therapy?
It is not uncommon for people to enter therapy aware that “something is wrong,” but not sure exactly what that something is. It may take several sessions before a direction is clarified and specific goals are established. During the course of therapy, goals may change, so we continually work together to assess where you are, where you want to be, and the path to get there.
What is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy?
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-centered psychotherapy that makes it possible for clients to discover their habitual patterns of thought and feeling patterns of experience. This gentle therapy teaches clients to follow the inherently intelligent processes of body and mind to promote healing. It is particularly helpful in working with the effects of trauma and abuse, emotional pain, and limiting belief systems. Through the use of simple experiments, unconscious attitudes are brought to consciousness where they can be examined, understood, and changed.
Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?
The easy answer to this question is: Yes, I accept insurance. That being said, insurance plans vary by provider. Please refer to the Insurance page for more information.