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The focus of the initial therapy session is why the client is seeking therapy at this time. It is important to answer any questions and discuss any expectations the client may have during the initial interaction. In my experience, this helps to begin building a mutual trust and respectful therapeutic relationship.
My style of therapy focuses on meeting the client where they are and tailoring the therapeutic approach to meet their needs with compassion and understanding. I tend to use mindfulness techniques in combination with CBT while taking a holistic therapy approach.
Taking the first step to seek therapy can be very overwhelming and intimidating but it is also very brave. The therapeutic relationship is based on mutual respect and dignity. The therapeutic process is a journey that you will be able to control, with support and professional guidance. While therapy can be challenging the outcomes can be life changing.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Pennsylvania, Licensed Professional Counselor, #PC006344
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology, Rosemont College
I have extensive experience working with addiction and mental health disorders in a variety of inpatient as well as outpatient settings. This has exposed me to every aspect of the mental health and substance abuse field. I have treated children through seniors and understand that each client is presents differently and should be treated as such. I have learned that the therapeutic alliance is a critical component for a successful therapy experience.
Mullica Hill, NJ