What exactly is therapy?
Therapy takes place within the context of an interpersonal relationship with a trained psychotherapist. Although therapy can look different for everyone, it usually involves talking about various aspects of one’s life including relationships, emotions, career and more. By having a safe place to talk about these topics, therapy allows for people to explore their feelings, understand relational dynamics, and gain insight about their life. Through the process of therapy people usually experience behavioral change and emotional relief as they gain a new perspective. Therapy can also involve learning techniques of how to handle various situations and emotions, such as managing anxiety or learning mindfulness skills.
What is Neuro-Emotional Technique?
When we have experiences that are either completely unexpected or don't meet our expectations, we tend to form a physiological memory about these events. These can be events which, at the time, seem very benign or events in which there is obvious trauma and/or high emotionality. Our tendency is to lump them into the category of stressors. Most often, we resolve these events and move on with our lives. However, there are times when we notice that our response to the event does not ‘resolve’ and/or we notice that our response seems disproportionate to the event.
Neuro Emotional Technique, (NET) is a scientifically validated method that can be used to help the body identify and re-pattern problematic physio-pathological responses that involve the mind (either conscious or unconscious) and the body. Incorporating this technique into regular psychotherapy sessions allows for insight around the stressor and the ability to change the physiology around the reaction to the stressor. This frequently results in behavioral and emotional changes.
The following principles apply within the steps of NET:
cognitive (identifying thoughts and internal dialog associated with recollections),
emotional (identifying the emotions the recollection elicits), and
behavioral (how the recollections affect actions, relationships, etc.).
Fees & Insurance
Therapy is an investment in yourself. While sessions are typically 50 minutes, I do offer longer sessions depending on the circumstances. I also offer a brief phone consultation to see if we are a good fit for each other and to discuss how therapy might benefit you. At that time, we can discuss fee's for the session, recommended frequency of sessions, etc and I can answer questions that you might have.
I do not currently take insurance.
How often should I come?
Most of my clients attend weekly initially. Weekly sessions, especially as we build a relationship, help to build the therapuetic relationship and monitor progress more closely. It's not mandatory and we can make this decision together during our first meeting. Factors that might be considered include travel time, scheduling, financial concerns, and intensity of the process/situation.
What should I expect from my first session?
Your first session is a time for you to make sure that you feel comfortable with me, and for me to make an initial assessment agreeing on expectations for therapy. Most people find it helpful to start with some information surrounding the reason they initially are coming to therapy. Prior to the session, you will be asked to read through an Informed Consent form, provide some basic information like your name, phone number, etc. You will have time to ask me about my approach to therapy and questions that may be specific to your needs.
How long does therapy last?
Therapy can range from a brief to a long-term experience, depending on a person’s individual needs. Each person has the freedom to determine when to start and stop therapy. Throughout therapy I remain in conversation with my clients about the length of treatment.
I know I want to start therapy, what's the next step?
The next step is to give me a call or contact me via email so we can set up your first appointment and then you can decide if therapy feels like a fit for you. I look forward to hearing from you.