Types of Psychotherapy
Types of Psychotherapy
The individual type of therapy is the most common form and it pertains to one-on-one meetings between an individual and a trained psychotherapist. Our individual sessions together will allow for an in-depth understanding of your needs, desires and challenges, offering an intense, comprehensive and individualized treatment. They are tailored to your own specific pace, allowing for a speed up or slowing down of the process, depending on your inner rhythm.
In our journey to your inner treasure, we will foster a strong therapeutic alliance, the working relationship between myself and you. This bonding will provide you with a safe frame and facilitate the unveiling of your emotions and inner conflicts. During this process, more than one therapeutic path lay open before you, as I combine different approaches.
From the moment of our conception, our brains and bodies are programmed to seek attunement and connection. Like a flower reaches for the earth, shoots for the sun and stretches towards water, we crave nurturance, safety and love from our romantic partners. When we overlook our ingrained, fundamental need for emotional attachment, we experience an acute sense of disconnection and isolation.
Dare to reach for others, for it radiates courage.
Dare to nurture your relationship, for it bears faith.
Dare to love, for this is how all things were created.
In my work with couples, I promote an open and respectful dialogue, framed in creative activities. Couples can address problems of mis-communication and everyday challenges through this process. The end goal is to reconnect to their inner truth as individuals, as well as that of their relationship.
“ People need people – for initial and continued survival, for socialization, for the pursuit of satisfaction. No one – not the dying, not the outcast, not the mighty – transcends the need for human contact.” Irvin D. Yalom
Group psychotherapy, as a term, is self explanatory. It pertains to a group of therapees (>3 people) coming together to explore themselves and how they relate interpersonally, led by one (or two) therapist(s). Group therapy explicitly employs the group dynamics and processes as a mechanism for fostering self-growth and personal development.
“If there is anything that we wish to change in our child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.” -C. G. Jung
Parenthood is a daunting and exhilarating journey. But sometimes, it may feel like stirring a boat through a vicious storm, as thoughts and emotions get jumbled up together into turbulent clouds. Together, we’ll explore ways to make the journey feel like it’s smooth sailing. The secret to that is a sturdy ship with a steadfast captain on the wheel.
As a result of the words we use and the actions we take, children’s brains will actually change and be built. When we begin to know ourselves in an open and self-supportive way, we take the first step to encourage our children to know themselves, regulate their emotions, expand and mature.