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People often begin with therapy because they are unsatisfied with parts of their life, or they find themselves repeating problematic patterns. Many people experience specific symptoms that they want to alleviate; others want to achieve long standing changes in themselves,their relationships and ways they have come to think and feel. Therapy focuses on the relationship with both oneself and others, and through a process of discovery with a professional, the capacity for authenticity and expression is enhanced. Discovering the intricacies of one’s internal world creates positive change, and symptoms begin to dissipate when a person is able to gain insight, and freely express their emotions. In order to accomplish this, an environment of trust and understanding is created where emotional expression will open doors that lead to a fulfilled self and a balanced emotional world.
You control the pace and direction of the therapy with Dr Chuck. In your first two to three meetings, Dr. Chuck will evaluate your needs. He will suggest possible directions and a course for treatment with you in order to best balance symptom reduction and long term growth. In other words, the course of treatment will depend on what you are experiencing and what you ultimately desire.
It can be a difficult decision to enter therapy. The fact that you are considering treatment means you are ready for some change. Your willingness to examine yourself and identify that you want changes in your life is the first step towards a happier lifestyle. A key component to treatment is working with someone with whom you feel connected. Treatment is most effective when you feel safe enough with a therapist to risk becoming vulnerable.
Your therapy can be short-term or long-term. Short-term therapy focuses on problem solving, behavioral issues, current stressors, building coping skills for depression or anxiety, or parenting issues. Long-term treatment may focus on changing life long patterns, understanding yourself and your way of being in the world, addressing underlying causes of recurrent depression or anxiety, changing your attachment style with your child, or understanding how past trauma has impacted your current life.
Over your first few sessions with me I will conduct a thorough assessment to help determine the type of treatment I recommend for you. Your initial assessment may span 1 to 4 sessions depending on how much information you are willing or able to provide. I will ask questions about current and past symptoms and experiences to gain an understanding of your needs. I then make recommendations for treatment, including whether I feel I am the right therapist for you, and/or which types of treatment in which you would benefit. Recommendations may include individual short or long term treatment, family treatment, or dyadic parent-child treatment.
I have experience with children, adolescents, adults, and older adult populations. I have provided therapy to children ages 0-5 with their parents focusing on attachment, children of elementary school age through high school ages, and adults in out-patient practices and clinics. I have also been fortunate enough to work with older adults and Hospice patients, both in homes and in my office. I have a great appreciation for all stages of life and will help you find meaning in whichever stage of change you are in.
Thank you for visiting my website and considering my services.
Many individuals seek therapy for problems such as excessive worry, insomnia, addiction, low self-esteem, or depressed mood. Others find therapy useful in order to gain more satisfying relationships or experience personal growth and development.
The process of therapy and the positive change that therapy creates can have a paradoxical effect that can cause anxiety and emotional confusion. For change and growth to occur, usually familiar and comfortable ways of thinking and being must be modified.
Depth psychology most often refers to approaches to therapy that are open to the exploration of the subtle, unconscious, and transpersonal aspects of human experience. Most simply stated, depth psychology is about the relationship between the conscious and the unconscious, and making what is unconscious, conscious.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist # 24995
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Couples frequently seek therapy because of ongoing distress in their relationship. Couples therapy can be particularly helpful to those who are struggling with frequent unproductive arguments, a lack of intimacy, or difficulty communicating and accommodating each other’s individual wants and needs in a relationship.