Related to COVID-19, NeuroCALM is currently scheduling video (telehealth) psychotherapeutic appointments. All sessions will be held through a secure online portal.

Many of us try to move our emotions to a better place alone.  Sometimes, circumstances and environments are beyond our control, or we experience an overwhelming life event.  Later, realizing you can no longer do this alone.  Perhaps you have been thinking about seeing a therapist for a while. Psychotherapy can be hard and painful work as we struggle with anxiety or depression, grieving from losses, or feeling isolated and hopeless.

You do not have to walk alone in this journey. Life’s paths are often better explored with a compassionate and trusted and guide, someone who knows how to find hope in darkness.

Individual therapy can help with:

  • Symptoms of Depression
  • Symptoms of Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Identity Issues
  • Addiction and Substance-Use Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Phobias
  • Chronic or Terminal Illness
  • Co-dependency
  • Work and Career Dissatisfaction
  • Major Life Transitions
  • Attention and Concentration Issues

Each of us has a unique journey in psychotherapy.  To begin, the therapist will review your intake packet.  In the initial meeting, your therapist will ask questions to learn more about what is bringing you into therapy, problems you are struggling with, symptoms you might be feeling, and the changes you hope to experience as you move to a better place in your life. The first meeting is referred to as diagnostic evaluation and will generally take up to 60 minutes.  The next step will involve working together to develop a plan for exploring issues and the problems you plan to resolve. You and your therapist will identify how you will work together and ways to measure improvement.  In the third step, the two of you will assess your therapeutic alliance, or how well you are working together.  Experience and research guide us to focus on our professional relationships and building trust.  People report higher wellness factors and improved health outcomes when they have a strong professional relationship with their therapist.  The positive aspects of supporting relationships are often as unique as the journey.  Generally, it takes at least three meetings before you can determine if you have a good “fit.”

We encourage our clients to call and talk with therapists before committing to a therapeutic relationship.  NeuroCALM providers schedule 15 minute “consultations” for prospective clients to talk with a therapist.  Often, a five or ten-minute telephone conversation allows you to “interview” the professional to determine if they have the skills you seek before you even start.  First-time therapy clients often say that they are unsure of what to ask.  Here are a few suggestions to consider:

  • What is your general philosophy in helping?
  • Do you follow any specific theoretical approach. Or manualized treatment, to your work or treatment? Why do you choose this approach?  Can you tell more about how it works?
  • What are your strengths and limitations as a therapist?
  • How long have you been practicing?
  • Where did you go to school and train?
  • What kind of licenses and certifications do you hold? Why did you seek that/ those types of professional credentials?
  • What is a typical session with you like?
  • How or what personal identities impact your professional approach?

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