Individual psychotherapy is intended to reduce feelings of emotional distress and help you return to a level of functioning in your life that is ideal for you. Sometimes the emotional distress may be caused by life stressors such as transitions in relationships or at work. However, some distress is connected to a mental health disorder. In our initial meetings, we will spend time learning about your concerns and creating a plan to help you feel better. This kind of work may take four to six sessions, but it is necessary if we are going to see the clearest path to your well-being.
You may think you would just like to share some of your relationship or other life stressors in one or two sessions, and then get concrete advice about the best next steps to take to address them. I can also give you recommendations about other directions you might want to pursue such as more long-term mental health treatment or adding other kinds of social and emotional supports to you life.
Parents often have a set of unique concerns that require specific strategies to improve their relationships with their children and manage their sometimes challenging behaviors. We may have brief consultation sessions just to trouble-shoot minor issues that come up as you are trying suggestions I have recommended. If your difficulties with your child have been going on for quite a while or they are very complex, coaching sessions may be more appropriate. This series of coaching sessions may take six to eight sessions.
Success and growth in organizations is closely connected to how well the individuals in them work together. Sometimes work teams struggle to communicate clearly, adapt to changes, and these difficulties can cause team leaders to feel burned out and exhausted. Leaders need someone to talk to who understands their vision for their staff and the overall health of their company or agency. Consultation or in-depth coaching can assist leaders in learning to guide their teams so they see the most desirable outcomes in their performance. Leaders usually want their staff or their work to reflect their positive influence. By taking time out to reflect with someone else, leaders will better understand how they can change in order to build thriving and motivated work teams. Consultation may take place on an as needed basis, and coaching sessions will be offered in a series, which will be tailored to fit your busy schedule.
Those who are in the field of mental health may find themselves in search of someone to help them think through difficult issues that may arise when they are delivering services. I can provide on-going supervision to master's and doctoral level clinicians and counselors who would like to explore their cases in-depth or to accrue supervised hours for licensure. I can also offer case consultation, as needed.
While there are time estimates for each type of service, everyone is unique. You may need more meetings to attend to your concerns or less. We will make the decision together about a realistic time-line for our work.