If you want to dig a little deeper, we will use a psychodynamic approach. This involves exploring how your early upbringing, family life, any traumas you may have experienced or witnessed, and other environmental factors have shaped the way you participate in your life, for good or for bad.
This helps us identify patterns of thought and behavior that have developed and evolved over time, and how your "default setting" affects your relationships, family and social life, work, school and even your physical or spiritual well being.
We take a deeper look at the patterns that aren't working for you anymore, and then work together to create new, healthier perspectives that allow you to respond effectively to your triggers. In this way, you improve your self image, enjoy more meaningful relationships, and adopt a positive approach to all aspects of your life. Psychotherapy is personal-growth oriented and typically is long term.