Individual psychotherapy focuses on helping you overcome unhealthy patterns in your relationships with others and with your self, and guide you towards building and maintaining more meaningful and fulfilling ones.
HOW IT WORKS
Initial contact is what it sounds like, a phone call or an e-mail. The initial contact allows us to not only get briefly acquainted with one another, but also allows me to have a sense of the struggles that you are facing. Based on its outcome, we then decide whether an initial appointment should be scheduled.
Before the first appointment, you will receive a welcome package. Within it, you will find a brochure about what you can expect when working with me, and information about the basic policies, which are meant to prepare you for psychotherapy. You are also going to be asked to complete some forms, which will help to streamline the administrative paperwork, and save time during your initial session.
During the first few sessions, I will conduct an intake assessment. This involves answering a series of questions to help me get to know you and your history. We will also discuss how psychotherapy can help you and, together, we will decide on some preliminary goals. This is also a good time for you to ask me questions.
The following phase of psychotherapy focused on understanding the struggles and patterns. This process involves an in-depth exploration and identification of unhealthy relationships, including those in the past and present, with others and yourself. This also entails becoming aware of your emotional, cognitive and behavioural involvement, and recognizing what they are demonstrating.
The following phase of psychotherapy focuses on working through the core issues at hand. This process includes dealing with the underlying issues that cause you to be “stuck” in unhealthy patterns; face painful experiences, memories and feelings that you have been avoiding; working through the negative feelings that are keeping you hostage; and establishing an emotional balance in your life. This is where you might start feeling worse before you feel better...but just remember that it does get better.
In the final stages of psychotherapy the focus shifts to incorporating these changes into your life. This is a time to evaluate the work that you’ve accomplished and celebrate the process. Together, we will discuss where to go next, and how to get there, and most importantly, how to bring more meaning and fulfillment into your relationships and into your life.
HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT
As a result of working with me, you will achieve the following changes:
Have fulfilling and meaningful relationships
Stop mistreating your self and those around you
Develop a better sense of self
Improve your self-esteem
Trust others and your self
Put your self first without guilt
Gain emotional stability
Have better coping skills
Find true inner happiness and peace
If these describe what you want in your life, there is no reason why you shouldn’t contact me to explore if and how we can work together to help you achieve these changes. Click here to find out how to contact me or call (514) 558-9858 ext. 102.