Who can benefit from psychotherapy?
Everyone! Anyone who struggles with specific concerns with their mental health, well-being, life's dilemmas, or wants to explore aspects of their experiences and how they live in the world.
What are the reasons for seeking therapy?
If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, school problems, relationship difficulties, difficulty adjusting to new situations, grief and loss, anger and irritability, or other situations causing concern about your mental health.
Gaming/Tech/Social Media or other forms of internet and media are causing distress in your life or the lives of family/friends/colleagues.
Personal exploration and existential questions. Discuss meaning, purpose, freedom, free will, death, and/or being-in-the-world.
Integrating and/or understanding of past experiences and how they may be impacting you today.
What methods does Alan use in therapy?
Psychodynamic and Existential: A modern blend of psychoanalysis and human science psychotherapy. A contemporary approach to what is known as "The Talking Cure."
Humanistic Therapy: Appreciating the human being as an individual with their own unique way of experiencing life, and not boiling people down to a diagnosis and checklist of symptoms. Also known as meeting you where you are or person-centered therapy.
Play Therapy and Sand Tray: For youth and adults! Utilizing play and the sand tray is a great way to express yourself when words are difficult to find.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Understanding how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other and your life.
Mindfulness: Meditation and calming techniques.
What is our first meeting going to be like?
I think building trust and rapport with my clients is incredibly important. Our first meeting will help us see if I am the correct therapist for you or your child. We can also talk about what you are looking to get out of our time working together.