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PSYCHOTHERAPY

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Individual therapy is a joint process between a client and therapist. Your session is a one-on-one time focusing on your personal therapy goals.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Individual therapy is an opportunity for you to identify your strengths, learn new strategies to manage difficult situations or emotions, and explore and process your thoughts and emotions. Therapy techniques used during sessions often include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies, mindfulness, compassion based, and relaxation strategies. For those clients who are comfortable, expressive therapy techniques, including art and writing, can be an alternative approach to working on therapeutic goals.

 

Individual therapy sessions last between 30 and 60 minutes (average session is 45 minutes) and are scheduled flexibly to meet your needs. At the start of the psychotherapy process, clients will develop a set of goals that will be the main focus of therapy sessions, directing the course of our work together.  However, many clients find that they need to discuss current concerns during session and treatment goals are adjusted throughout the course of therapy.

 

WHO BENEFITS FROM INDIVIDUAL THERAPY?

Almost anyone can benefit from participating in individual therapy. Psychotherapy provides clients with an opportunity to learn things about themselves and develop new ways of thinking and interacting with others. No matter your age, therapy holds benefits including a significant reduction in feelings of distress, improved mood stability, increased satisfaction in interpersonal relationships, greater personal awareness and insight, increased skills for managing stress and resolutions to specific problems. However, outcomes are based on an individual-to-individual basis and are not guaranteed.

 

ARE THERE ANY RISKS?

Although individual therapy may have potential risks, such risks are small and minimized as much as possible through work with a skilled therapist. Risks may include experiencing uncomfortable feelings, such as sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, frustration, loneliness and helplessness. At times, you may be required to discuss unpleasant aspects of your life.

Psychotherapy requires an active effort on your part, including practicing strategies discussed outside of sessions. Goals and the course of treatment will mutually be determined by the client (you) and the therapist (me). The length of therapy and the techniques used will be directly related to the identified goals and your needs.

 

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Contact Amy for a free phone consultation to discuss your concerns in more detail. During this phone call, scheduling your first intake session will be discussed.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

You will be provided with a detailed Informed Consent and Good Faith Estimate prior to your first session that outlines practice policies, including information about payment, insurance and fees.  To read more about how much services might cost you, see the Rates & Payment page.

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