On-Going Therapy

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?

Please see the “Cost” page.

 

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