Become a Page-turner!
Page-turner: n., a person who accepts the messy chapters of their story and takes action to turn the page to write a better ending.
We can work together to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
I work primarily from a trauma-informed approach, drawing on techniques to encourage changes in thoughts and behavior, acceptance of your story, and recognition of choices.
Along with talk therapy, I use bibliotherapy: journaling, creative writing, storytelling, and books as part of your healing process.
My job is to do something with the story that I hear. Your job is to tell it, as honestly as you can, for as long as you can.
You will receive therapy customized for your issue, goals, and commitment to therapy.
- We will go at your pace.
- I will hear and receive your story without judgment.
- You will identify your goals.
- We will start with coping skills.
- Together we will examine your struggles.
- You will examine your story, and work toward acceptance and action.
- You will begin to notice changes in your perception.
- We will make adjustments when you fall back into old patterns.
- You will take the necessary steps to take responsibility for the things you can control.
You will know therapy is working for you when:
- You start to feel better.
- You feel heard and understood.
- You accomplish treatment goals.
Additional Treatment Approaches:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Focuses on changing the way you think in order to change your responses. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cognitive-behavioral-therapy/about/pac-20384610
Focuses on the problem and uses your story to find strengths in order to write a new narrative.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Focuses on healing you from symptoms of emotional distress resulting from trauma or emotional problems.
Focuses on the current issue as is relates to choices, control, and relationships. https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/reality-therapy
I work best with clients who are ready to feel better, live better, and love better; but don’t know how to get there.
Are you ready to turn the page?
Please call 248-688-4115, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if working with me will be a good fit.
I welcome and enjoy working with all clients of all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and religions. However, I do not specialize in working with all issues and conditions. If we are not a good fit, I will refer another qualified therapist to assist you in getting specialized services.
The Gift of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are – Brene Brown
The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal From Trauma, Illness, or Loss – Sandra Marinella