If you work with me, here is what you can expect. I will help you produce long lasting relief of anxiety, stress, or panic. Psychotherapy with me is a collaborative process; we will work together to identify specific concerns and develop concrete skills and techniques for coping with anxiety, stress, or panic. Together we will discover how anxiety, stress, or panic have impacted your life, your partner’s life, your job, and your social life. The plan is to give control back to you so the world is a much more enjoyable place. As you may already know, I believe plans are critical to success.
The plan is to give control back to you.
Let’s talk about the first session. This session is where my clients tell me 75 things and usually don’t feel like they have made any sense or that I have any idea what they said. I tell everyone this is normal. By the time someone comes to therapy, they have been wading through a sea of thoughts. Trust me, I am planning for you and I will help you sift through all of it. By the way, I take really good notes.
You and I will also be looking to see if we are a good fit to work together. If not we will put you on the right track to find the right person.
This is the assessment phase, and will last between 1-5 sessions, depending on the complexity and severity of your case. I will be gathering information about you and what concerns you want to work on. We will also be gathering information about your current and past physical and emotional health to gain deeper understanding of your situation.
Understanding anxiety, stress, or panic and the conditions that go with them – for example, depression, low self-esteem, difficulty making decisions, inability to get things done, to name a few.
In Phase III, we are working our plan by identifying troubling situations, and becoming aware of thoughts, emotions, and beliefs about these situations. We will also be identifying negative or inaccurate thinking, and reshaping negative and inaccurate thinking.
This is when the magic or the “ah-ha” moments happens. If you know who Oprah is you know what an “ah-ha” moment is. My one disclaimer would be that these “ah-ha” moments happen differently for everyone and in his or her own time. But, we don’t want to miss them!
Phase IV is practicing new skills, confronting fears, confidence building, and success building.
Phase V is long-term relief!
Remember, anxiety is treatable and you don’t have to struggle and face this alone. Give me a call so we can get started on your plan for long lasting relief of anxiety, stress, or panic. Be sure to download my worksheet, “3 Questions to Stop Worry in Its Tracks”.