We start off counseling like you would do with any new person you meet… getting to know each other. You need to feel comfortable with the counselor you are working with.
Counseling can sometimes look like phases.
The beginning starts with getting to know you, where you have come from, what you would like to look different, and where you would like to go.
In the next phase, we begin working on the things that you would like to be different. We set the pace together, so that you don’t feel rushed. We also may use homework exercises during the week to build new skills.
There are many wonderful types of therapy that may be used during this phase, including
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical & Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Family Systems Therapy
Once we begin to see our goals met, we work out a maintenance plan so that you are free to graduate from counseling.