Diagnostic Evaluation: A comprehensive assessment is at the core of a successful treatment to ensure we have a mutual understanding of our therapy goals. Using the information you provide on the initial assessment form (downloadable under "forms") and a clinical interview, we will generate a conceptualization and a recommended course of action.
Individual Psychotherapy: The process of working to achieve your therapy goals, which will involve shifting thoughts, feelings and behaviors
Areas of Expertise
People begin therapy for many reasons. Sometimes a life transition brings someone to seek help - a loss, breakup/divorce, engagement, graduation, new job, birth of a child, pregnancy, etc. Other times, internal symptoms are causing concern and lead a person to seek professional assistance.
We work with people on a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:
Postpartum mental health concerns
Trusting and feeling comfortable with your therapist is essential, so every treatment begins with a getting to know you phase, when we will learn more about what is bringing you in, and you can get a sense of how we work so we can see if we are a good fit. During this time, you can also ask any questions you have about the therapy process. During the initial evaluation, we will begin to understand your current struggles, your desired goals for therapy and your personal and mental health history. This evaluation lasts between 2 and 4 sessions. Following the initial evaluation, we will discuss the approach we feel is the best fit for you and agree on next steps.
Many people ask how long to expect to be in therapy. Each person begins the process with different experiences and desires for what they hope to achieve. Some are more insight-oriented and require more time to work through their challenges, while others are more behaviorally-focused and require a brief, symptom-focused approach. We offer both short- and long-term psychotherapy. Each therapy is individually customized and will be discussed during the initial sessions.
The therapeutic relationship is the single most important factor in successful therapy outcomes. Feeling comfortable with your therapist and sensing a good relationship fit is vital. We encourage discussions about our relationship over the course of therapy to ensure a safe and comfortable environment to work through deeply personal challenges in your life.