What issues can I work on in therapy?
Therapy is a process that is tailored to the individual client's needs. I work with adults of all ages. Some issues I most commonly help clients address are:
* Trauma / Abuse
* Relationship Improvement
* Social Skills
* Divorce Adjustment
* Pre-Marital Counseling
* Communication Skills
* Grief / Loss
* Aging Related Issues
* Goal Setting / Personal Advancement
What is Sex Therapy?
A sex therapist is a licensed therapist who has specialized training in treating sexual issues. A sex therapist works with clients to improve knowledge, performance, and/or satisfaction. That work can be done individually or in couples therapy. A sex therapist does not touch or have sexual contact with clients. Some common issues addressed in sex therapy are:
*Desire Discrepancy (one partner wants more/less sex)
*Anxiety About Being Sexual
*Pain/Discomfort with Sex
*Menopause or Age-Related Sexual Concerns
*Open or Poly Relationships
*Disorders of Sexual Development
*Healthy Body Image
Is therapy right for me?
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Some wish to deal with longstanding difficulties resulting from childhood trauma or ongoing mental health concerns. Others turn to counseling during times of transition or loss, such as death, divorce, job loss, or health crisis. Still others wish to make improvements in quality of life related to school or career performance, relationship health, or other goal achievement. Whether you are wishing to work on short- or long-term goals, therapy can help you identify goals and take the steps needed to achieve them
Is therapy confidential?
A therapist's office is a private place where you can discuss your concerns with a trusted professional. Information shared with your therapist is generally protected and remains confidential. You may request that your therapist share information with another entity (attorney, doctor, teacher, case worker, etc). If there is a need for collaboration, you will sign a release specifying the information you wish to disclose and to whom. Additional fees for reports and phone calls may apply.
In addition to requested collaboration, there are specific circumstances when a therapist is obligated to break confidentiality and share information about a client.
Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim. If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety. Please see the HIPAA Privacy Practices document for further exceptions.