Therapy Approaches

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a dialogue between client and therapist, which leads to the client’s awareness, change, and healing. The dialogue may be about the client’s problems with relationships, family, work, state of mind, self-image, etc.

Clinical Hypnosis is a deep state of concentration, which is associated with relaxation of the mind and the body. In this state, one has the opportunity to utilize one’s unconscious mind for constructive purposes, to strategize, problem-solve, and access inner strengths, feelings, and resources not ordinarily available. Hypnosis is a tool which may be combined with any type of psychotherapy, including psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Clinical hypnosis is the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. With hypnotherapy, one may address such issues as anxiety, panic, phobias, medical issues, enhancement of self-esteem, and peak performance in sports and academics.

Somatic Experiencing is a short-term therapeutic technique developed by Dr. Peter Levine to heal trauma. It is based on the idea that during traumatic situations, energy is aroused, blocked from discharge, and stored in our bodies. With proper guidance, we are able to become aware of sensations in our bodies, learn to release and regulate energy, and restore ourselves to balance. Somatic Experiencing is used to address issues such as such as single incident or ongoing trauma, neglect, verbal and/or physical abuse, accidents and/or falls, surgery, medical issues, and pain.