The primary service of my psychology practice is individual psychotherapy. Many people call it counseling or consultation, but, by any name, the goal is to create tangible positive change in my patient’s life. In other words, to turn your challenges and dilemmas in life into building blocks of a better you.
Working as a therapeutic team, my patient and I accomplish this transformation by improving their psychological skills. These include self-awareness, assertiveness, courage, empathy, commitment, regulation of emotions, and clarity of values and goals.
Psychotherapy is very much like remodeling the most central room in your house. Let’s say you realize that your bedroom, your kitchen, or your family room simply no longer meets your needs at this stage of your life. You are keenly aware that this room must be improved for you to feel contentment and fulfillment at home. It is time to remodel.
Of course, updating the wiring, plumbing, or floor plan means some wallboard will have to be removed. The exposed areas are not always pretty. Likewise, the psychological skills I mentioned live in a place in us that cannot be reached formulas or by medicine, so we’re going to have to look under the social veneer we all have. There will be dust and inconvenience, perhaps even temporary discomfort, as we grieve old losses and remove old barriers. This is how we create and bring light into new spaces.
Your house is not identical to anyone else’s house. Your psychological needs are not identical to anyone else’s. Therefore, every remodeling job and every psychotherapy plan is a custom project. Your house is updated by hand, one brick, stick, and nail at a time. Your heart is healed one cry, one insight, and one courageous step at a time. We do it through a series of totally confidential conversations. It takes a little time, but the results last a lifetime. That remodeled center room in your psyche will be yours, with you wherever you go in life, forever.
If the center room in your psyche is not a place of contentment and fulfillment, I hope you will call me. Let’s talk about working together to keep you moving forward.
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