I conduct both short-term and long-term psychotherapy with individuals and couples. I specialize in depression, anxiety, personality disorders, chronic medical illness, grief and loss, eating disorders, marriage and relationships, and parenting. I utilize both Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychoanalytic theories and techniques in the psychotherapy services that are offered.
WHAT IS THERAPY?
Therapy is a process whereby people enter into a relationship with the therapist to explore and understand who they are as individuals and how they affect and are affected by others and the world around them. Therapy can help you to explore your underlying issues and understand how they cause dysfunction in your life. Therapy then helps you to deal with them in a healthier manner. Therapy is an evidenced-based practice that is proven to help people overcome their problems and lead a healthier and more fulfilling life. The most important factor in making therapy effective is the relationship between the therapist and patient. Therefore, it is paramount that you find the right match for you when seeking therapy.
Although it is not fully understood why therapy works, I believe it works when you find the right therapist, who can help create a safe place where you can: explore who you are as an individual; explore what works for you and what doesn’t; make decisions about what to change; and then build that bridge between understanding and change. Psychotherapy Cheshire Psychotherapy Prospect Hamden Meriden
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
For therapy, this depends on what you want it to be, what you want to get out of it, and how chronic your problem is. If you want simple symptoms relief, and the symptoms recently developed, therapy can relieve issues in as little as a few months. If you want a deeper insight into some of your issues or you have chronic issues, therapy can last six months to a year or two. Some people want to quit therapy prematurely, when they hit a difficult patch. This is the time to push through and tenaciously address those underlying issues.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
For therapy, this depends on how long you need therapy and whether or not you have insurance that will help pay for the costs. However, everyone pays in some way. You have to ask yourself if you want to pay emotionally or financially. Most people, after leaving therapy, report that it was worth the money.