THERAPY OR COUNSELING?

People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons. Some individuals have difficulty adjusting to a life event. Others come struggling with anxiety (worrying),
phobias
, obsessions followed by compulsions, trauma, and depression. Sometimes it is an array of all. I call it the perfect storm.
All problems collide at one time and wreak havoc. No matter the reason for therapy, talking to someone always helps. 

 

Therapists and clients call it several different things. Some call it therapy, my favorite term. It suggests a broad explanation of what occurs in our sessions
like the process is the treatment.  Others call it counseling, which denotes that we are consultants on your situation, which is also true.

Few call it psychotherapy, which suggests that you will be seeing someone for the rest of your life.  Basically, the goal of my office is to work ourselves
out of a job. We “treat” individuals by meeting with them on a regular basis. Through our meetings or discussions they will learn techniques to manage
their bothersome symptoms:

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)

Mindfulness 

Guided Meditation or Resourcing

 Meditation

 
And/or participate in processes to manage symptoms like:
 
 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

EMDR is used for trauma processing.
 

ERP (Exposure Response Prevention)

ERP is used to treat OCD.
 
All approaches are chosen and individualized through your therapeutic processing.