Transformational Talk Therapy
Supportive Psychotherapy, Counseling, & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
You don’t have to do it alone.
When you’re having a rough time in your life, you sometimes need someone who can help you work through it. We all, at some point, find ourselves in emotionally difficult situations that we don’t understand. We feel lost.
The patience and subtle skills of an experienced therapist can help you understand things from a new perspective and help you accept and appreciate yourself in a new, more functional way.
Don’t Believe Everything You Think
Cognitive/Behavioral psychotherapy involves exploring and reevaluating thoughts and feelings as problematic thought patterns and behaviors are gradually revealed and modified.
If you change the way you think about your feelings, you can change your experience and the way you behave. Very often we make bad feelings worse by the way we interpret and understand them. Also taking certain actions and observing yourself in a different way can change your mood and the quality of your feelings.
Hypnosis can also be a part of CBT and can dramatically assist in the process of learning new thinking strategies and new ways of understanding yourself, others, and the world around you.
Grief & Loss
Losing someone (or even something) very important to you can send you on a journey that can take you through many stages. Understanding those stages and facilitating your safe passage won’t make the process painless, but it could help you get to the other side more quickly and with less damage to other aspects of your life.
Having a strong sense of self can give you the ability to handle the emotional challenges and internal self-worth attacks that we all encounter as we strive to reach our desired goals. You can learn to nurture and support yourself, as you venture into areas you always wanted to go, but until now were too afraid.
Have you ever gotten the idea that maybe you worry more than is absolutely necessary? Sure, a meteor could hit you on the head as you’re walking through the parking lot, but, chances are, that’s not going to happen. How can you develop or restore an inner sense of confidence, that everything is going to be OK, and focus your energy more productively?
Of course, it’s important to be careful, but how careful is careful enough. And if you decided, on a deeper level, that relaxing more would be OK, how could you give yourself permission to do that.
As you share your fears and discover more about your inner world, you might find that old worries and limiting ideas could slip away forever.
There’s nothing wrong with being alone, unless there is. Many people cherish their alone time, while for others it’s a painful, dreaded experience. If being alone is a problem for you, I can help you understand what’s going on. Whether it’s dealing with grief and loss issues, confronting what you may be avoiding, re-engaging with a support network, finding a mate, or something else, together we can work to make your life more comfortable.
Are you depressed? If you think you might be, there’s good news. Mild to moderate depression can be treated effectively without drugs. Let me help you figure out what type of depression you have, how severe it is, and what we can do so you can start feeling better again.