Brief therapy is sometimes confused with crisis intervention. I offer brief therapy to reduce your worst symptoms quickly, to restore your emotional balance, to help you gain understanding, and to develop better coping skills. Brief therapy is usually 10-20 sessions or less. During brief therapy we will stay focused on the primary problems and set short-term goals including trying new behaviors. The people who benefit most from brief therapy are people who are motivated, have decided to take action, and who may have already begun to take small steps towards change.
Longer-term therapy works because the changes you want to make in your life can be added into your life gradually and with weekly contact and support. The process of going to therapy one or more times per week can provide a steady basis of support for recovering from past abuses and difficulties, meeting your goals, and expanding your interests. If you are recovering from childhood trauma or recent trauma then it may take time to heal and experience changes in your relationships and your life.
I also offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an information processing therapy that is helpful for recovering from trauma. EMDR attends to the past experiences that have set the groundwork for distress, the current situations that trigger fear, anxiety, beliefs and sensations, and the positive experience needed to teach new ways of being and thinking. To learn more about EMDR go to this link www.emdr.com.