I've been seeing my therapist now, for what seems like forever. When really its 2 maybe three years.I went to see her yesterday, the first time in bit over a month. Some of the things she said to me yesterday, she's said soo many times its not even funny anymore. She keeps on going on about how I need to "name feelings up"… and in doing so, it will help me get out of old habbits. She's been saying this so long now it feels like an old record! She tells me often how i need to name things up in my head when its something i tell myself over and over.. "an old story". So if i think "oh i'm going to fail this class" then i have to name it up "This old story again". I really don't see how doing this changes anything. I feel like she's been telling me this so long, that if it was going to work.. it would have by now. It leads me to two conclusions: 1 that i'm so think that it just doesn't want to sink in.. or 2.. she doesn't have any other ways of helping me, and is simply doing it so she gets the money from the government. I honestly don't know which one it is.. maybe its a bit of both. I'm not sure. I don't know if its possible to "expire" a therapist.. maybe she and myself are just past our used by date. I always feel like i'm having to hold back with her, and I still can't be 100 per cent truthful with her. We have never really touched on anything that really REALLY bothers me. I feel like i'm missing something. But i don't want to tell her how to do her job either. Shouldn't therapists push you a bit?
I believe that in order for psychotherapy to be effective, it is the relationship between the therapist and the client that provides room for growth and change. Therapy is such a deeply personal process and I'd be happy to talk with you to see if we would be a good fit.
My sensitive and engaging, direct and practical, style is reported by my clients as one of their attractions to working with me. I work with Children, Adolescents and Adults, addressing ADHD, depression and anxiety, divorce, loss and medical trauma. . I would be honored with your trust in me.
Therapy is an investment in yourself. The best therapeutic relationship is a partnership with common goals. With over 25 years experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Ms. Ryan has worked with diverse client populations and diagnoses. Please call for a confidential phone consultation.
Ashburn Psychological Services was founded in 2005 by Dr. Michael Oberschneider. The practice has been well received by area professionals and families and has grown to be the home of some of the area's leading psychiatrists and psychologists. We are here to address your needs.
As a licensed clinical psychologist for 20+ years, I understand that the relationship and "fit" between client and therapist is paramount. I work hard to establish and maintain a relationship based on mutual trust and honesty. We can work together to help you feel less stuck, and more in control.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Traumatologist and a Nationally Certified Counselor who specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, multicultural counseling, relationship issues and problems associated with emotional and physical abuse.
"Everyday is about becoming" I believe that going through a process of self-reflection and change is powerful and brave. It helps us identify how we are getting in our own way in having a better quality of life. In responsibility their is power. Everyone wants to feel content and satisfied with themselves and the world they build around them but we struggle to achieve this goal because we have been hurt, disappointed, betrayed, or doubt ourselves. Find your personal power and change your world. I am with you.
I provide professional, results-oriented counseling with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a method that more quickly and effectively brings about positive changes. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I also work extensively with couples and family members on relationship issues.
Personal set-backs and conflictual relationships are common problems that we all can face at some point in our lives. My approach is respectful and compassionate. I have doctoral level clinical training, research experience, several publications, and am adjunct faculty at Virginia Tech.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Are you struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression? Or having relationship issues? I am here to help. I am passionate about helping my clients overcome their difficulties, learn to be compassionate to themselves and rediscover their courage.
Yolanda has over 10 years of experience treating adolescents and adults. She currently specializes in perinatal and postpartum mood disorders, grief counseling and psychoeducational testing. However she also welcomes clients who are currently struggling with anxiety, depression and women's issues.
Why is spending time with me different? My goal is to form a relationship with you as your coach, your sensual/sexual support, your sojourner to understand living your life more alive from the neck down and the cultivation of intimacy and trust with a loving partner.
I truly believe that everyone has the ability to be in a happy, content relationship. With our busy lifestyles, life sometimes gets in the way of healthy connection. As a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapist, I am committed to helping couples learn new skills to increase connection and passion in their relationship. Please take a look a my web site for more information about other services.
I became a therapist because I believe that everyone deserves to have a gentle, non-judgemental listening ear while attempting to problem solve some of life's most difficult moments. For me, the therapeutic relationship is a special connection that allows for creativity, exploration, discovery, and empowerment.
I strive to guide my clients towards a richer, more meaningful and fulfilling life. To identify the obstacles and roadblocks that stand in the way of happiness and vitality, and help build new skills and strategies for getting unstuck and moving towards what truly matters.