What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental.
You and I, as your therapist will work together to identify, address and change the thought, body, emotion and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling and reaching your potential.
As we work through therapy together, you will tackle the problem that brought you in and you will have learned new skills so you can better cope with challenges arise in the future.
As a body-oriented psychotherapist (sensorimotor psychotherapy), I will begin by identifying with you the physical expressions of your psychological and emotional discomfort. I will utilize both body oriented focuses as well as cognitive therapy to assist in understanding you.
WHAT TO EXPECT
What to expect when attending Therapy at Blooming Life
When you think about attending therapy or counselling, you might be anxious and unsure of what to expect. We'll be seated in a comfortable setting, and I will introduce myself, and the types of therapy we may use, including art therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy. Therapy will involve processes of understanding your experiences, physical and emotional feelings, and review how your daily functioning are affected. Therapy is about helping you share what is troubling you in a safe environment, where your experiences are not judged.
In our first session, we will discover why you are seeking help through therapy. I will also review your personal history, current situation and symptoms. We will review consent, privacy and the contract of how to work together. You will be asked to fill out a brief personal information form as well as to sign privacy and payment policy forms; stating that you understand your privacy rights and our fees. Together we will establish the goals and expectations of therapy, for you.
I encourage you to come with questions, be open to talking, and bring a list of why you are seeking help. Therapy is a team process and part of the work we will do together is about developing a relationship, as a tool to assist in transforming and resolving problems.