List of Psychotherapy Services
Individual psychotherapy provides an effective setting for addressing each of LLPW’s competencies, working with all of our of clinical populations and integrating each of our therapy methods.
Most common of the various psychotherapy modalities, individual psychotherapy is effective when addressing short-term issues (such as work stress or the loss of a pet) or when taking a longer, deeper look at the emotional and psychological forces in your life.
Individual Psychotherapy: Attuned to You
LLPW’s strengths-based, relational approach proves especially effective when addressing more complicated issues over a longer term (such as ongoing depression or anxiety, significant trauma and eating disorders, as well as prevailing patterns and behaviors established long ago). Individual psychotherapy takes this long, deep look with the overriding goal of enhancing overall quality of life and functioning.
One key to achieving this goal—and a key component of our relational approach—is working with a highly attuned therapist. When your therapist is attuned, you feel heard and understood. In contrast to some approaches, where therapists might come off as passive or a “blank-slate,” a relational therapist is present, engaged and reflective.
Individual Psychotherapy: Looking Beyond You
It is a high degree of attunement that lets a therapist use individual psychotherapy to look beyond the individual, too.
With relational therapy, the relationship between you and your therapist provides a context for understanding other relationships and aspects of your life outside of your individual psychotherapy sessions. The relational component of our approach lets us look at the historic origins of current issues. Yet, no matter how far-ranging our scope, we stay attuned to the individual.
Request Your First Appointment now to get started on individual psychotherapy with LLPW.
As your treatment progresses, you may find that your issues can better be addressed either by moving to or adding Couples Counseling, Family Psychotherapy or Group psychotherapy.
Your request is subject to all relevant privacy laws and codes of ethics. All the details of your request will remain confidential.
Couple’s psychotherapy can be effective either when addressing a particular conflict or when taking a more process-oriented approach to helping couples increase intimacy in their relationship.
Many may think of “couples counseling” as a stop-gap to “fix” a marriage. While couple’s psychotherapy is an effective way to resolve a particular conflict or teach specific communication skills, it can be especially helpful when taking a more process-oriented approach to helping couples create evermore intimacy in their relationships.
Rethinking “Couples Counseling”
Unlike what might come to mind when you think “couples counseling,” a couple may be married, or not. A couple may consist of a man and a woman, be same-gendered or may not identify with the gender binary at all. Long-together couples may be seeking to restore peace in their relationship. Or, newly joined couples may seek psychotherapy to make sure they keep deepening their intimacy. In the case of a polyamorous relationship, “couples counseling” may involve more than two people. And, couples psychotherapy—especially when children are involved—can play a critical role when uncoupling.
Two Individuals, One “Client”
Whether initiated by one partner or both, LLPW thinks of the couple as a single client sharing a single goal.
But that collective goal doesn’t prevent us from staying attuned to the unique needs of each individual. We look carefully at individual histories and patterns, and at how the past might influence the couple’s relationship. When your psychotherapist is engaged, reflective and perceptive, both you and your partner will feel heard and that your individual narratives are understood.
By creating a comfortable atmosphere and maintaining a high level of attunment, LLPW’s psychotherapists hope to experience the couple “in vivo”, seeing the relationship as a living organism and getting a sense of how it behaves in a natural setting. Your therapist may provide real-time feedback, helping you practice skills that might include reflective-listening, empathy and “I statements”. We’ll integrate therapy methods that might include Imago, IFT, non-violent communication and sex therapy.
When appropriate, your LLPW psychotherapist may coordinate care with your individual therapists.
And, as sessions progress, you may determine you also might benefit from Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy or Group Psychotherapy.
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Group psychotherapy is unique in the way it lets individuals experience themselves in a larger context. As a result, group therapy offers advantages that other therapy modalities may not.
The dynamic nature of a group can make it an especially effective setting to work on issues such as social anxiety and depression. Groups also give individuals the chance to get and give support. Relating to others within a comfortable, safe environment can ease one’s sense of isolation. Group psychotherapy also can improve self-knowledge by giving participants a better understanding of how they engage in social contexts.
Safe, Comfortable Group Psychotherapy
To ensure that group psychotherapy at LLPW feels safe, our groups run for a fixed number of sessions. During that period, the group is closed to new members. Current members commit to attending each session. These traits contribute to the sense of community and security that is essential to group therapy at LLPW.
At their conclusion, some LLPW groups restart. At that point, new members join and current members may have the option of restarting.
Groups focus on a specific topic. Participation varies by topic, but ranges from six to 12 members. The length of our typical group is eight to 16 weeks, with weekly sessions running 90 minutes to two hours.
Disparate Groups and Topics
Groups at LLPW might be structured and skills based, as with DBT and mindful mediation. Or they might be process-oriented, as with a support group.
Typical topics of group therapy at LLPW include:
- Eating disorders, with groups forming to address multiple symptoms or focus on specific issues (restricting, binge-eating, etc.)
- Mindful meditation and stress reduction
- Post-partum depression, with separate groups for men and women
- Transgender support and support for partners of transgender men and women
- Uncoupling, for people struggling with the end of a marriage or other long-term relationship
- Women’s issues, encompassing dating, pregnancy, middle age, empty nest, work/family balance and more
Please check with you insurer to confirm your group is covered. Whether your group is covered will depend on your plan and clinical needs.
Group psychotherapy can provide effective treatment on its own or an adjunct to Individual Psychotherapy, Couple’s Psychotherapy or Family Psychotherapy.
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