You do not just wake up and become the butterfly— growth is a process.
Our primary approach to treatment is rooted in our education and advanced training in psychodynamic and relational theories and therapies. We also employ techniques from a number of other approaches including cognitive-behavioral, supportive, and solution-focused interventions. There is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy. We truly tailor our work to best meet your unique needs
Through an authentic and collaborative therapeutic relationship, we’ll work with you to identify and understand your thoughts and feelings, and to ultimately change your behavioral and relational patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best. Through a process of exploration and discovery, therapy can not only help you experience less distress, it can help you find greater joy and happiness in yourself, your relationships, and your life overall.
Through therapy, you can hope to see a reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety, such as worry, sadness, and sleeplessness. Therapy can also help you to better understand yourself, improve your self-esteem, and learn to make better use of your talents. Therapy can help you learn how to tolerate difficult feelings and improve your capacity to work through challenges and conflicts with greater resiliency. Much of our work focuses on helping you develop and maintain more satisfying and fulfilling relationships.
Because everyone initiates therapy with his or her own needs and goals, each journey is unique. Shorter term, more problem-focused therapies might be several months in duration, whereas deeper, insight and relationally oriented treatments can be quite a bit longer. Like most aspects of psychotherapy, decisions about the length of treatment are driven by you and informed by our collaborative work together. Sessions are 45 minutes in length and are most commonly scheduled weekly. We do not prescribe medications, but we can help assess whether a medication evaluation might be helpful. We work closely with a number of nearby psychiatrists.
The quality of your life ultimately depends on the quality of your relationships.
Like individuals, a couple’s endurance and resilience, and its particular sensitivities are unique. A couple may find themselves embattled over gridlocked conflict, betrayals of trust, ineffective communication, fading intimacy or connection, hardships, or any other relationship stressors affecting couples today. Sometimes partners struggle because they simply seem to want different things. Some may pursue therapy to assess compatibility prior to making an official commitment, and still others seek assistance deciding whether to separate or divorce.
Couples therapy brings both partners together with a therapist, in order to identify acute or chronic troubles and to work toward shared goals. Similar to individual therapy, couples therapy is typically scheduled weekly, but it can be more or less frequent as needed.
Whether you are looking for individual or couples treatment, we encourage you to make the call. Therapy works.