How do I Work With Counseling Clients?
Here’s What You Can Expect
1. FREE Initial Phone Consultation:
We’ll start with a FREE 15-minute phone consultation. I will ask you to give me a brief outline of your concerns and problems. I will also make some suggestions about how we might proceed in our work together.
If we decide it makes sense for us to meet we will schedule an initial consultation..
2. Our First Counseling Session:
We will meet for a 90 minute counseling appointment. During that time, we’ll talk about the concerns that have brought you to therapy. You can help me get a good sense of the problems you are having that you would like to solve. We will talk about the history of your concerns and I’ll help you paint a detailed picture of any other factors that could be influencing your problems.
Together we will decide on a course of action to take in our future counseling work. We will then book additional sessions at that time. I may also provide you with referrals or resources that can assist you further in seeking the outcomes you want.
3. Subsequent Counseling Sessions:
My Counseling Approach:
My extensive training and wide range of experience allows me to provide a customized solution for your particular relationship problems and concerns. When it comes to therapy, different people find different things helpful. This means that your input and feedback on our work is not only helpful, but necessary. As we work together, we will both learn more about you and what approaches seem to be most effective for you.
There are several counseling approaches we might take or use together…
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(CBT) focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and actions affect your emotions and your relationships. Sometimes it is not so much an event, but your interpretation of it that effects you deeply. If you are the type of person who loves homework outside our counseling sessions, this may be a great option for you. For more info on CBT, click here.
One of the most heavily researched of all psychotherapeutic approaches, E.M.D.R. is effective at reducing the effects of traumatic events. Originally developed as a treatment for of the mit has been shown to be quite effective at resolving a range of emotional problems large or small. For more info on E.M.D.R., click here.
In a neurofeedback session, we use a computer to assess and train your EEG brainwaves. The computer and I guide you in in training your brain and your nervous system to be calmer, clearer and more flexible. This treatment approach has proven to be very helpful for a range of problems including:
- PTSD- Both adult and child onset
- Chronic anxiety
- Pain syndroms
- Autism Spectrum/Asperger’s
- Life and work stress
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Research has taught us that the addition of hypnosis substantially enhances the efficacy of any psychotherapy. Many clients report that hypnotherapy can improve attitude, allow greater ease in changing your behavior, and help calm your emotions. Positive results often commonly occur faster and last longer. For more info on hypnosis click here.
Mindfulness and Attachment Based Counseling Approaches.
Over the last decade, research in psychology has advanced our understanding about the brain, how it functions, and how it influences relationships. My work with clients always incorporates the latest scientific findings about how people change and what works best in therapy. Much of what we’ll do is designed to help expand your awareness of thoughts, feelings and body sensations. This process will ultimately help you solve your problems and live a happier fuller life. Attention to all these levels of being will help you to change and grow more quickly and permanently. I use Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches and Internal_Family Systems Therapy.