What does a Psychotherapist do?
A psychotherapist treats psychological disorders, mental illnesses, and life stressors by using a variety of techniques and strategies. Although the technique or approach may differ, the majority of psychotherapist begin their sessions by developing a therapeutic relationship with their clients through communication, dialogue, and the development of a treatment plan that assists in accomplishing their goals. Psychotherapy has its own classification in the mental health arena; however, it is often utilized as a strategy by psychologist, marriage and family therapist, nurses, occupational therapists, and social workers to aid in their clients' care.
Can a Psychotherapist help me, if I only need a Life Coach?
Yes. A Psychotherapist is trained to assist you with identifying and uncover what keeps you from reaching your fullest potential. It is a one-on-one relationship that provides a supportive and non-judgmental space to help you create what you want for yourself. A Psychotherapist can help you strategize and acquire the tools you need to achieve your goals. The treatment plan will help you identify and reframe your thoughts and attitudes. It can also help you break negative habits, acquire new methods of identification, and take action to achieve your maximum potential!
What types of people utilize Psychotherapists?
People from all walks of life work with Psychotherapists and Professional Coaches to help attain their goals. Psychotherapists work with people in all areas of their life including relationships, career, finance, health and more. Working with a Psychotherapist or Personal Coach is not limited to any type of person, but is best for those who want to take initiative in their own life. People who see a Psychotherapist or Life Coach are committed to a more fulfilled life and are willing to do the work needed to get there.
How will Psychotherapy help me?
The results will vary depending on what brings you to therapy. If you get a Psychotherapist to assist professionally, therapy can help you make your current job more gratifying, gain better focus on managing your work, and market your self more effectively. If your reasons are personal, psychotherapy can help you improve your relationships, resolve ongoing negative behaviors, improve your overall health, and grow spirituality.With therapy you can live a more balanced and enhanced life, and make your dreams come true!
What happens in a Psychotherapy or Life Coaching Session?
Each session is tailored to the client and will vary based on individual needs. In the beginning, we will discuss what you are committed to accomplishing through our work together and we will begin to create a plan to achieve your goals. Periodically, I will give you assignments to help direct your progress. We will work together to acknowledge obstacles, explore alternate perspectives and celebrate successes. With the conclusion of each session, we will revisit your goals and evaluate the next steps that are needed to achieve these results.
Do I really need therapy or coaching, can't I just do it by myself?
Psychotherapists have extensive training in working with clients who want to make significant changes in their lives; therefore, can take you above and beyond your own personal limitations. More often than not, people try to achieve their greatest potential, but don’t even realize what stands in their way. A Psychotherapist can offer an unbiased and objective perspective, and can help you realize your patterns and habits. Most people experience that they are more efficient when working with a Psychotherapist and that this provides the opportunity for them to better realize their potential. Psychotherapists can make your dreams attainable and will give you support and encouragement along the way.
What is your cancellation policy?
I require a 24 hour notice to cancel all sessions. Please be sure to contact me if you will not be able to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the session.
How long do people generally work with a Psychotherapist?
To experience the effectiveness of a therapy or coaching, I suggest clients make an initial three-month commitment. At the end of the three months, we will evaluate progress and discuss options for continued treatment.
Is Psychotherapy or Life Coaching confidential?
Generally speaking, the information provided by and to the client during therapy sessions is legally confidential and cannot be released without the client’s consent. There are exceptions to this confidentiality, some of which are listed in § 12-43-218 C.R.S., as well as other exceptions in Colorado and Federal law. For example, mental health professionals are required to report suspected child abuse to authorities. If a legal exception arises during therapy, if feasible, you will be informed accordingly. The Mental Health Practice Act (§ 12-43-101, C.R.S., et seq.) is available at: www.dora.colorado.gov/professions/registeredpsychotherapists.