My Therapy Process
- Psychological Assessment
Treatment usually consists of 12-24 sessions (but can vary depending on your concerns, needs, treatment goals, and severity of symptoms). Treatment is evidence-based and focuses on learning coping skills. We will start with a rationale of the treatment approach to make sure that we are on the same page and comfortable moving forward. From there, I will introduce skills in each session, which are practiced together and then on your own outside of our session. It is important to practice the skills outside of our sessions so that they help you in the real world. This way, you will become increasingly independent while improving your life. I work to empower each patient so you eventually become your own therapist (with the support of your loved ones).
Once your treatment goals are met and there are no further concerns, we may work towards graduation. At this point, patients usually feel confident in continuing their skills independently and have made significant gains in treatment. Before graduation, treatment shifts to focus on celebrating accomplishments in treatment, reviewing skills learned, and discussing relapse prevention.
*Following graduation, if additional sessions are needed as stressors arise (e.g., transitioning back to school or a new job), we can schedule appointments, pending availability.