FAQ's About Therapy
Why should I participate in therapy?
Everyone can get overwhelmed by life, and it can be difficult to navigate on your own. Working with a therapist is like having a guide. A guide helping you discover your own answers and inner strengths. Participating in therapy helps you better understand how past experiences influence your behaviors and life choices. You will also identify blind spots and habits that are preventing you from living the life you desire. The more self-awareness we have of our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and motivations, the less likely they control our actions. Therapy helps you see clearly, and make better choices so you can live a more fulfilling life.
Therapy can help you:
Clarify personal goals
Develop effective coping skills
Relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression
Identify triggers that lead to unhealthy behaviors
Heal past trauma
Why Group Therapy?
Group therapy helps relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression by providing education about mental health and learning effective coping skills. Group therapy helps you form connections with others going through similar struggles, and realize you are not alone. Group interactions lead to a supportive environment where you can have a voice and feel heard.
“Somatic Experiencing (SE™) is a body-oriented therapeutic model for healing trauma and other stress disorders. It is based on a multidisciplinary intersection of physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics and has been clinically applied for more than four decades. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine.
The SE approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma. It offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states”. (Somatic Experiencing International)
How do I get the most out of therapy?
During individual or group therapy your active participation is important to your success. We meet once a week and the skills you practice outside of our time will help you see your personal growth and development.