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Individual therapy

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Individual therapy starts with an intake session where I’ll ask about the concerns bringing you in right now and get an overview of your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing, current and past. I work with individual adult clients (those over 18 years of age).

 

Before your first session, you will receive an intake form with information about the psychological services I offer and what it means when I say I’m a provisional psychologist. You’ll be asked to sign the forms indicating you understand and consent to services. It’s important for you to understand the information in these forms! Because consent should be informed and ongoing, I encourage you to ask any questions you have at any point in our work together.

 

After our initial meeting, most sessions will follow the same format: we’ll start by setting an agenda, then do an activity to support settling in, check on any updates since last session, and dig into whatever topic you’d like to work on that day. I generally like to teach clients about the way the nervous system works in one of the first sessions so that we have a shared vocabulary around supporting self-regulation.

 

TYPES OF ISSUES I WORK WITH

  • Trauma, especially complex trauma (CPTSD)

  • Anxiety – especially generalized anxiety disorder and panic

  • Stress and burnout

  • Emotion regulation

  • Boundaries and communication

  • Grief, loss, and change

  • Neurodivergence, including adult ADHD and high intelligence (giftedness)

  • If you’re wondering about any others, please reach out!

 

TYPES OF THERAPY I DRAW FROM

  • Somatic Experiencing

  • Self-Regulation Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (skills only)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based, attachment-focused, and parts work

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