1. What is psychotherapy? How does it work?
Simply put, psychotherapy helps people to become better people. More specifically, psychotherapy is the application of clinical methods derived from established psychological principles for the purpose of assisting people to modify their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings.
2. How long does it take to achieve my specific goals for treatment?
It depends. An initial intake visit will obtain information about your life and in turn, will structure a treatment plan to best help you. The treatment plan will include an estimate of length of time in therapy. The treatment plan will include other recommendations to achieve your therapeutic goals. Also, during the course of your therapy, we will continually monitor your progress.
3. What is hypnosis? When is it beneficial?
Simply put, hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. More specifically, it is a therapeutic modality that consists of intense concentration, focus, and relaxation. It is potentially helpful in the treatment of a host of conditions, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and performance enhancement.
4. How do I learn more about hypnosis?
We recommend that you (a) read our publications, which are accessible from this website and also (b) visit the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis website: http://www.asch.net/
5. What are the benefits of a psychological evaluation?
A psychological evaluation will assist in arriving at a differential diagnosis, developing a plan of care, and informing potential medical decisions (e.g., medication management). A psychological evaluation consists of a clinical interview and data from a battery of psychological tests.