Individual therapy is a collaborative approach between client and therapist. Through the partnership, we process core issues, emotions, events, beliefs, behaviors and challenges, in a safe, supportive and honest environment. It is one of the most commonly sought types of therapy. Typically, sessions can be structured for 45 minutes or 60 minutes based on needs. Sessions can be done through an online platform or in person.
Group and Family Therapy
Group therapy happens when a group of participants meet at least once weekly to discuss and process ongoing issues within their lives. Group therapy is a helpful format because it allows you to feel supported by others in the community rather than feeling alone in your struggle. Common myths about group therapy include that it may be "second-rate" or that you will be judged within the group. However, group therapy is proven to be more effective than individual therapy in the treatment of certain diagnoses.
Online therapy is individual or couples therapy services provided online. This practice offers therapy services via video or phone. The length and frequency can be discussed during the initial intake, however; typical sessions are either 45 or 60 minutes. Online therapy can be provided to an individual or to a couple, again depending if you meet the criteria. Online therapy is a growing practice because it offers flexibility for the client. There is a level of comfort to you knowing you can sit in your own home or on vacation and receive therapy services. Research has shown that there is no difference in effectiveness of in-person therapy or online therapy. Often, clients enjoy the flexibility of online therapeutic services and are able to share more because they are in their own space.
Emotional Support Animal Assessment
An emotional support animal is a pet that provides therapeutic benefit to the owner through companionship and affection. A licensed therapist may prescribe an ESA to assist with symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, for example. Emotional support animals can go on planes and qualify to live with you under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disability Act IF you meet the criteria to be prescribed. Please contact me to hear details of the assessment.