What is on-going therapy?
On-going therapy flexibly explores topics and themes that emerge organically, over an indeterminate amount of time (as opposed to short term therapy, which is a more structured and focused approach).
What would be the procedure for on-going therapy?
Whether you are interested in short-term or ongoing treatment, we will always start the same way:
- A free 30 minute phone consultation to briefly discuss your concerns and to ask any questions you might have.
- If we find it’s a good match, we will meet in person for a 60 minute session, and I will conduct an in-depth history and assessment of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual factors impacting your decision to seek help. (This may involve taking minimal paper work home to complete on your own time.)
- For the next session or two, we will review your assessment and develop a mutually agreed upon treatment plan.
What would we do in an on-going therapy session?
While every individual’s treatment plan will be unique to that person, I do have a number of existing directives and protocols specific to certain problem areas, such as sexual trauma, attachment disturbances, addiction issues, and complicated grief. In the treatment planning process, we may review a few of these together and discuss which ones resonate with you. I find this helps keep clients motivated for the duration of their treatment.
Potential activities may include but would not be limited to:
- Art making with a focus on process
- Movement or bodily activation such as focusing on breath or “embodying” your artwork
- Guided visualization exercises
- Personalized spiritual practices
- Writing exercises and keeping a journal
What is the time commitment and cost for on-going therapy?