Psychotherapy is a deep experience that leads to a profound transformation in how you relate to yourself and others. It will help you gain a better understanding of your struggles, and feel more stable and grounded.
Psychotherapy can be an effective treatment for situations of anxiety disorders, relationship difficulties, and depression, offering you techniques and strategies for managing stress and building resilience through life events. Just like going to the gym, therapy is about strengthening muscles we are not using.
Change is a dynamic process that can be done in various ways. In psychotherapy, we will look for links between your emotional life, your behavior, and your relationships. It increases your self-awareness and ability to recognize triggers and patterns, helping you feel more in charge of your decisions and choices. Collaboratively, we will think about the place you want to be as a person, and how to get there.
During “Corona times” – and in my case, already long before - online psychotherapy is available. It can be as effective as traditional therapy for many psychological complaints. It provides access to mental health services for those who need to travel a lot, do not have the time or are unable to visit a therapist’s practice. A combination of face-to-face and online sessions is possible.
WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR FIRST MEETINGS?
In our first meeting, we will usually talk about what brings you in and what you expect from therapy. This process of getting to know each other - for me to learn about your background and needs, for you to learn about me and my professional approach – can take up to 3 meetings so we can decide if we are a good match, and how to move forward.
HOW DO PSYCHOTHERAPY SESSIONS LOOK LIKE?
You will be the one choosing the topics to be discussed and should feel free to talk about everything. There is no right or wrong in psychotherapy. It is a unique opportunity to get a better understanding of your emotions and experiment with new ways of dealing with them.
HOW OFTEN AND HOW LONG?
Each individual is very unique in his/her needs, struggles and resilience, therefore the frequency and duration of psychotherapy varies on a case-by-case. Typically, people come to see me once a week, although, in especially challenging moments, it might be better to meet more often. Some people may stay in psychotherapy for a few months, and others may stay for a few years. Sometimes, people stay in therapy longer as they enjoy the process and its impact on their self-awareness and symptoms.