Often times, people go to therapy because they feel anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. The therapeutic process can help us slow down, step back, take a nonjudgmental look at what's going on, and then try to figure out what to do differently. A sharp therapist can then help you develop new skills, healthier habits and more effective ways of dealing with your issues. In essences, together you and your therapist will, not only design a roadmap to help you get to the destination of your choice, but you will also a create a couple of extra maps to refer to when you take a wrong exit!
What is Psychotherapy?
Although there are many popular therapeutic models, I have chosen to use evidence-based tools and techniques within my psychodynamic counseling sessions. Evidenced-based is just a schmancy way of saying "scientific"- meaning these techniques have been tested through years of experimentation. I also incorporate action-methods and lots of coaching.
An Evidenced-based Approach To Psychotherapy
1.Contemplate vacuuming then, watch 4 episodes of Homeland
2.Obsess over noxious fumes inhaled at construction site on 77th & 3rd.
3. Walk past mountain of dirty dishes - avert eyes
4. Assume everyone in Tues nite Yoga hates me
5. Stare at "TO DO" list for 20 mins, then buy $80 worth of crap on EBAY
6. Compare myself to Alison, feel shitty for 6 hours
HOW DOES LIFE COACHING WORK?
Solution Focused Coaching is a style of coaching that uses cognitive-behavioral tools and action-oriented techniques to address the personal, professional and creative obstacles that are standing between you and the life of your dreams.
Training our brains to create big change is not easy -- but with a seasoned Life Coach some serious dedication, a willingness to step out of your comfort zone, you can create the changes you need to live a rich, productive, meaningful life.
YOU & YOUR COACH WILL:
*Design an Optimal Life Goal Program* *Generate Implementation Strategies* *Follow Weekly Action Plan* *Be Accountable* *Move forward* *Measure the Results*
ABOUT THE COACH...
As a Professional Life Coach and a psychotherapist, Kelley specializes in motivation issues, A.D.D, relationship challenges, couples coaching, creative blocks, anxiety/depression, and LGBTQ issues. She works with individuals, couples and groups and uses an action-oriented, forward-moving approach. Together you will design a series of personal and professional goals, develop creative strategies for identifying and addressing obstacles, and craft a weekly easy-to-manage action plan. (fancy word for "To Do list".) With a warm, non-judgmental style, and a background in the arts, Kelley believes that commitment and creativity plus lots of accountability can help you focus and stay engaged in the process. As a former comedy writer/director etc, she also believes that life doesn't have to be so intense and that humor and creativity can be powerful therapeutic tools.
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