How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek psychotherapy in the first place.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.
What is Psychotherapy?
The term psychotherapy covers a wide range of ways of trying to help people by talking with them. In general, psychotherapy aims to find out the causes and meanings of your difficulties adn help you overcome them to experience more freedom in your life. Despite what we may all wish at times, changing important things about ourselves and our lives requires some commitment of time and work.
What is Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Therapy?
The main aims of psychoanalysis are to help you understand how you became the person you currently are, and how to become more like the person you most want to be. This therapy ususally involves meeting several times a week. Psychoanalysis has a significant commitment, but I can really chage your life. Psychoanalysis has the longest and most demanding training of any kind of psychotherapy. It is unique among the therapies in that training requires each analyst to undergo his or her own extensive personal treatment. This means that people that practice psychoanalysis should know, from their own experience, both what it feels like to be in this kind of therapy, and that it really works.
A very similar kind of therapy, often called psychodynamic therapy or psychoanalytic therapy, can be used in which we meet less frequently. Both psychodynamic therapy and psychoanalysis have been shown in scientific studies to be effective in helping people, and even significantly to continue to help people long after the therapy is over.