Whether you’re in distress, needing support and wanting to make some changes or whether you would like a space to check-in about your overall wellness and stress management, psychotherapy can take different forms depending on the needs of the client.
Mental Health Checks
Hopefully, we all go to the physician for an annual health check-up. This can be an important part of our self-care and illness prevention. The same can be said for mental health checks. Reducing our stress can be daunting some times. Coming in for a mental health check is a simple way of taking stock and getting an overview of the current ways you mitigate your challenges in life. Mental health checks are a systematic way to consider areas of life that you might want to work on at this point in your life.
Psychotherapy can sometimes feel mysterious or intimidating, but that’s not the intention at all! We may feel this when going into therapy, because it is a place of vulnerability. This is a place to take risks by being honest and acknowledging themes which aren’t always the most comfortable or commonplace to discuss. My hope is that it will actually feel like a safe space for you to explore those themes, symptoms and situations that are impacting you, your relationships and your well-being.
Psychotherapy with me can involve a variety of interventions and approaches. My style is integrative, meaning that I pull from numerous schools of thought in psychology and then I combine those approaches to help you understand and address your needs. There are numerous benefits to be gained from psychotherapy. Psychotherapy has often been shown to enhance one’s relational growth (both in relation to oneself and in relationship to others), eventual reduction in feelings of distress and increased feelings of capability as a person explores different ways to sit-with, understand and soothe their emotions. As with any form of treatment, there are also potential risks. Some people feel compelled to make significant life changes that impact themselves and others. Others may also feel some distress in psychotherapy as they practice emotional vulnerability and trust with another human being. There are no guarantees that psychotherapy is the appropriate form of treatment for you, and additional methods of treatment may be required to effectively treat your specific needs. Should you require the support of additional healthcare providers, such as a psychiatrist, medical doctor, registered dietitian, to name a few, I am more than willing to collaborate and connect with these professionals to help you in the most meaningful way possible.
Usually psychotherapy sessions are on a weekly basis, but depending upon your specific needs, whether you want a jumpstart or are going through a particularly rough time in your life, sessions may be scheduled more frequently. The duration of each session is 50 minutes. Once an appointment is scheduled you are responsible for payment unless you cancel 24 hours prior to the session in order to avoid being charged the full session fee. Insurance plans do not pay for missed appointments. Naturally, there will be exceptions made for the missed session charge, for extenuating circumstances such as a inclement weather or serious illness, provided you notify me of the situation prior to your scheduled appointment.