When it comes to technique, sometimes less is more. Thoughts and feelings may need to be spoken so they can be heard and understood. Sometimes intense thoughts and feelings need to be spoken to release pressure in a therapeutic setting where they are safely contained. Saying what’s on your mind also opens an associative process. Some thoughts are connected to each other. Others may need to be linked for greater understanding. A therapist’s questions or interpretations can help you make those links. Speaking also brings up feelings that can be explored, understood and worked through to resolution. Talk therapy is a collaborative process between you and the therapist and can facilitate deep healing.
To schedule a first appointment please select this link. Although experienced with emergencies, that is not my practice focus. As an outpatient therapist I work with people who can reliably cope, are not at risk or in crisis, do not have thoughts of self-harm, and are seeking to grow.