The Process of Therapy: Participation in therapy can result in a number of benefits to you, including improving relationships and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek therapy. Psychotherapy requires your active involvement, honesty, and openness in order to make the changes you desire. In the first few sessions I will gather information from you and we will work together to develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. In the beginning of therapy we will work together to help you cope with what is troubling you. If you choose, we can work at deeper levels to resolve the root causes of your issues.
Sometimes more than one approach can be helpful in dealing with a certain situation. During the course of therapy, I am likely to draw on various psychological approaches based on the problem that is being treated and the assessment of what will best benefit you. Together we will also develop a self care plan with various strategies that will also assist your progress between sessions.
If you have any questions about any of the approaches used in the course of your therapy, their possible risks, or about your treatment plan, please ask and your questions will be answered.