- Trauma (childhood; acute)
- Life Transitions and Change
- Family conflict
- Relationship/Communication difficulties
- Perinatal mental health
- Perinatal loss (miscarriage, still birth, abortion - whether by choice or medically indicated)
All therapeutic approaches discuss and explore interpersonal issues, developmental history, unresolved past issues, thoughts, feelings, and meanings we attach to important things, events, and people in our lives. The difference is in the emphasis each approach places on each of these areas.
A type of therapeutic approach depends on issues you are facing, your personality, and preferences. There are various routes one can take to arrive at a desired destination. We will collaboratively discuss which approach (or combination of approaches) might serve best to illuminate and help solve issues you are facing.
Single Session Consultation
It is important to note that, even if we think that we need help, we might not be ready to enter therapy in its traditional sense. Single session consultation gives you an opportunity not only to see what it is like to be in a therapeutic relationship but it can also help you explore the strengths you already have, increase your coping capacity, and give you confidence to solve the problem on your own.
In addition, at one time or another, we all face an acute, concrete issue that comes up seemingly out of nowhere and that, on the surface of it, we think we can solve on our own. However, sometimes, our understanding of the problem can be flawed because it is embedded in the problem itself and we have to step outside of it in order to see what is actually going on. In such situations it is helpful to talk to someone objective who is not inside the problem with you and can help you clarify the issues and brainstorm solutions.