Services and Appointments
The following information describes the operational procedures of my practice. If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them for you.
What Is Depth Psychotherapy?
Depth Psychotherapy is a process by which the Therapist guides the Patient on a path of inner knowing. It is an awakening journey that allows the Patient to match his/her inner life with his/her outer life. As the Patient discovers who they truly are, transformation and healing occur.
Risks and Benefits
Psychotherapy is a process in which you and I may discuss a myriad of issues, events, experiences and memories for the purpose of creating positive change so you can experience your life more fully.
It provides an opportunity to better, and more deeply understand yourself, as well as, any problems or difficulties you may be experiencing. Psychotherapy is a joint effort between you and me. Progress and success may vary depending upon the particular problems or issues being addressed, as well as many other factors.
Participating in psychotherapy may result in a number of benefits to you, including, but not limited to, reduced stress and anxiety, a decrease in negative thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors, improved interpersonal relationships, increased comfort in social, work, and family settings, increased capacity for intimacy, and increased self-confidence. Such benefits may also require substantial effort on your part, including an active participation in the therapeutic process, honesty, and a willingness to change feelings, thoughts and behaviors. There is no guarantee that psychotherapy will yield any or all of the benefits listed above.
Participating in psychotherapy may also involve some discomfort, including remembering and discussing unpleasant events, feelings and experiences. The process may evoke strong feelings of sadness, anger, fear, etc. There may be times in which I will challenge your perceptions and assumptions, and other different perspectives. The issues you present may result in unintended outcomes, including changes in personal relationships. You should be aware that any decision on the status of your personal relationships is your responsibility.
During the therapeutic process, many patients find that they feel worse before they feel better. This is generally a normal course of events. Personal growth and change may be easy and swift at times, but may also be slow and frustrating. You should address any concerns you have regarding your progress in therapy with me.
To be successful, therapy requires a commitment from both the therapist and client. So that you may derive full benefit from therapy, I ask that you agree to a minimum of six meetings and be on time for appointments.
Appointments are arranged so that we can share a consistent, ongoing weekly or biweekly scheduled time together if at all possible. If your appointment must be cancelled, a minimum of 24 hours prior notice is expected to avoid being charged for that hour (50 minute hour). This will allow enough time to schedule someone from my waiting list into your time slot. You will also be charged if you “no show” for your scheduled hour. Be aware that if a pattern of frequent cancellations should develop, the therapeutic relationship may need to be terminated.