I am an advocate for clients exploring how therapy is designed to meet their unique needs. Consider the following examples of different session structures that provide additional benefits to the therapeutic process.
Non-traditional sessions allow for creative avenues to work towards therapeutic goals. Whether you are struggling with managing emotions in social situations or having difficulty eating meals in public, non-traditional sessions take us out of the office and into the environment you most need support in.
Exposure therapy provides a structured way of approaching something that causes distress and keeps you from living a life aligned with your values. Together we work to create a plan to break down the steps needed to face the thing you fear and breaking the pattern of avoidance.
Psychoeducation for Families
Psychoeducation differs from family therapy by maintaining you as the client and providing guidance in advocating for your needs. This can include educating your support system about your mental health, coaching them in best how to respond to crises and setting boundaries.
Many clients feel they need to focus on building their skill toolbox. Carving out space to learn skills and having the accountability to regularly engage in practicing can be helpful in changing ineffective coping patterns.