What to Expect from Therapy
Therapy is teamwork. You tell me your story and together we apply the wisdom of modern psychotherapy to guide you toward healthy patterns that promote inner and outer harmony.
Grow wiser by understanding and improving your own patterns
When you face challenges, you are often at the mercy of old patterns, some of which might lead you in directions you don’t want to go. By becoming more mindful of the effects of these patterns, and learning new ones, you can gain new insights, wisdom and strength to face the journey ahead.
Self-regulate in order to excel
When you are inundated or even hijacked, by cravings, rages, feelings of emptiness, loneliness, fear or regret, modern tools of self-regulation help you soften the disruption and return to your “better self” more quickly. When you are down, look up. When you feel agitated or fearful, work towards calm. When you crave a substance or addictive behavior, look instead toward more healing tools for self-regulation, Through therapy and self-help, you can learn to replace old, limiting mental habits with more upbeat and healthy ones.
Disengage from overreactions by connecting the dots
When you feel overwhelmed in the moment, there is often an echo, or an awakening of previous hurts. In the wisdom of modern “trauma-informed psychotherapy” the gaps in your stable, loving childhood caused pain-points in your psyche. Working with a therapist, you can improve your reaction to new situations by connecting the dots and healing from old wounds.
Writing your life story combines expressive arts with self understanding
Transforming cluttered, jumbled memories into coherent, compelling stories, offers the potential to heal yourself. As a bonus, your focus on the story of life will improve your understanding of people around you.