"We want our minds to be clear-not so we can think clearly, but so we can be open in our perceptions."
- M.C. Richards

Psychotherapy and How It Works

How Therapy Works

Generally meetings are held once week at a regular time for a 50-minute session. The regularity of sessions helps to increase familiarity and trust, which in turn facilitates the work, producing deep lasting results. An overall focus is set for the work and there is a regular check in to assess progress.

During the 50-minutes

During each session, the client directs the focal point of the meeting and the therapist supports in listening, making connections and assisting the client to identify and articulate patterns of thinking and behavior that may no longer be productive or life giving. This process of identifying, emotionally experiencing and articulating a painful pattern or experience leads to release, relief and makes room for new and healthy patterns to naturally emerge.

Length of work

Sometimes the work is in-depth, long term usually more than a year. At other times the focus may be on a discrete issue or problem and may take only a few sessions up to a year.

Fee

$115 p/session
Limited health insurance carriers are accepted.

Goal of therapy

The goal of therapy is to create and environment where the client experiences a more fully lived life and is able to bring this way of being into everyday life.