You can make surprising—even amazing—changes with therapy. Let’s find a way for you to manage hard feelings. Heal old wounds. Make day-to-day choices based on what’s meaningful to you. Transform thoughts and feelings that highjack your days and hold you back, to free up the best version of yourself.
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The short answer: with empathy, respect, and compassion. Listening with an analytical ear. Holding space in a way that feels safe and open.
A longer answer gets into the methods or approaches to making the changes you want.
Often, the clear line between methods exists more in concept than in actual therapy. We’ll use methods that serve your goals and fit with what is happening in therapy currently. Certain techniques can help you get short-term relief, while others support longer-term transformation.
In a nutshell: We work to understand how your thoughts, feelings, and actions relate to what’s bugging you most. This often leads to discussions about how those patterns came to be in the first place, and why they seem so inevitable. (Read more about Psychodynamic therapy.)
In a nutshell: Multicultural therapy values and honors your culture(s), and grows your awareness of the strengths, burdens, and meaning they have for you. (Read more about Multicultural therapy.)
In a nutshell: Trauma lives in our bodies as well as our minds, and shows up in ways that often look nothing like what we think ‘being traumatized’ looks like. To heal, we need to listen to our body, get wise to our mind’s way to misdirecting us, and tend to the wounds that each have been protecting. (Read more about Trauma-focused therapy.)
In a nutshell: You develop skills to focus on the present moment in your immediate surroundings. These help you manage feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, and depression. And a regular practice of these skills can help prevent them from building up. (Read more about Mindfulness practice.)