Counseling and Psychotherapy
Counseling and psychotherapy helps people solve problems and live healthier lives by making changes in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The relationship between you and your therapist is the fundamental and essential ingredient to effective counseling. The initial focus of counseling is on understanding thoughts, emotions, behaviors and the life situations that concern you. Together, we will determine your goals for counseling within the first few sessions and then re-evaluate these goals periodically. Counseling offers you the support, skills, and direction to make desired changes.
In my experience, I have found that there are three ways you can increase the benefit of our work together:
· First, be as honest as you can be with yourself and with me.
· As you are able, allow yourself to talk about the things you find the hardest to discuss. Issues kept hidden tend to grow. Bringing them out into the light of day is a big step toward making them manageable.
· Between sessions, engage in the homework we agree you need to do. Changing one's thoughts, feelings, behaviors or relationships requires practice. What you do between our meetings is very important in achieving your goals.
"And the day came
when the risk to remain
tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - - Anais Nin
In individual counseling, you meet with a therapist regularly on a one-to-one basis. Kris provides individual counseling for clients with concerns about relationships, stress management, anxiety, depression, career
development, adjustment to life transitions, and eating disorders.
In group therapy, you meet regularly in a group of 6-8 members and one specially trained group therapist. Some of the problems addressed in groups that Kris has facilitated include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, low self-esteem, relationship concerns and interpersonal problems. Kris is not currently offering any ongoing therapy groups.