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Who can benefit from therapy at Mindful healing psychotherapy private practice?

At Mindful Healing Psychotherapy, our mission is to provide empathetic, compassionate, and effective therapy services to individuals struggling with overthinking, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.  

We believe in a holistic approach to healing, incorporating mindfulness and evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help our clients achieve lasting change and growth.  Our goal is to create a calm, safe, and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts and emotions, gain insight into their patterns of behavior, and develop the skills and tools necessary to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.  We are committed to empowering our clients to overcome challenges and reach their full potential, one mindful step at a time.

What can I expect in my first therapy session?

In your first therapy session at Mindful Healing Psychotherapy, you can expect to meet with a compassionate, empathetic, and experienced therapist who will create a safe and supportive environment for you to share your thoughts and emotions. Your therapist will work with you to identify your goals for therapy and develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and concerns. You will have the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insight into your patterns of behavior, and learn mindfulness and evidenced-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help you manage overthinking, stress, worry, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. Your therapist will also answer any questions you may have about the therapy process and provide guidance and support as you begin your journey towards healing and growth.

How often should I attend therapy?

The frequency of therapy sessions will depend on your individual needs and goals. Many clients attend therapy once a week, while others may attend less frequently. We will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?

Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.

What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?

Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

How long will it take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.