How do I know if therapy is right for me?
Making the decision to reach out for help can be quite difficult. We are often given the message by others that we are supposed to solve all of our problems on our own. The truth is we all need help from others from time to time. Life can be full of unexpected stressful events that leave us feeling overwhelmed and confused. It takes courage to try to take steps to improve your life. If you are unsure if this is the right step for you, feel free to reach out for a free confidential phone consultation. There is no pressure to make a commitment. The fit has to be right for the therapist and client. Together we can decide if this is the right fit for you.
How do you track improvement?
At the beginning of each session I check in with clients for feedback on their progress. I also regularly use objective assessment measures to monitor improvement over time and make adjustments to the treatment plan if necessary.
What are scientifically (empirically) supported treatments?
Scientifically supported treatments are treatments that have been deemed more effective compared to other treatments for treating a particular condition according to research studies. Often clients will have more than one area of their life that they want to work on. For these clients, I often combine skills or techniques from different treatments to create an individualized plan of care.
How are these treatments different from other types of therapy?
Some more traditional approaches center around analyzing the client’s family of origin. The treatments I provide tend to focus on helping clients with issues that are relevant to their current life. They involve teaching the client skills to help them effectively cope and to feel better. The work is done both in and outside of session, as clients are able to successfully incorporate these skills into their everyday life. Treatments are short-term, meaning that when the goals have been reached the client and therapist will mutually decide to conclude services.
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