Therapy can help people address so many of life's concerns in a structured, professionally guided and uniquely idiosyncratic way. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards bettering their lives. Psychotherapy has been scientifically proven to provide long-lasting benefits and support by giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, alter damaging patterns, and overcome your barriers. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The more effort and honesty you invest in the therapy process and practicing what you learn. the more benefit you will reap. Some of those benefits include:
Gaining a better understanding of yourself, your needs, goals and values.
Improved conflict resolution.
Changing old, damaging behaviors and developing healthier patterns.
Learning new ways to cope.
Understanding and setting boundaries.
Improving self-esteem and boosting self-confidence.
Better managing anger, grief, depression, anxiety and other emotional pressures.
Improving communication and listening skills.
How Does this Work?
Because I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative process, we will identify tangible goals for change, develop a collaborative relationship to meet those goals, and ultimately, find your healing inner peace. The first appointment will involve some paperwork, which I will ask you to review and complete prior to our session in order to provide the best use of our time together. During our meeting, I will provide an introduction to therapy followed by discussing what brings you into my office. Depending on what you desire from therapy, we will either set goals or work toward better understanding your concerns. Research has proven that talk therapy can help you gain insight, feel relief of symptoms and improved quality of life. Throughout our time together, I provide you with an empathetic, non-judgmental, safe and confidential environment. Once we both understand your story better, I will integrate research supported methodologies to help you find your healing inner peace.
Do I have to Come into the Office?
If you are a CA resident, I can offer confidential and secure telehealth (online virtual) therapy. Just contact me and I will talk you through the simple process.
Is Privacy Guaranteed?
YES, the law protects communication between the psychologist and the client. The psychologist will not disclose anything from the session without the client's written permission. However, there are safety exceptions to confidentiality you need to know.
Psychologists may disclose private information without consent, if the psychologist believes the client or someone in the general public is in serious danger, such as threat to life.
Psychologists are required to report ongoing violence, abuse or neglect of children, the elderly or people with disabilities. These safety exceptions require the therapist disclose to the proper authorities.
Psychologists may also release information if they receive a judicial court order. (Information taken from APA.ORG)