What to expect during your session

In our first 60 minute session we will discuss your unique history. This will always include your strengths, barriers and personal therapeutic goals.  Together we will create a plan and decide which model of therapy will work best to meet your needs.

In follow up sessions offered up to 45 or 60 minutes in length- we will process emotions, thoughts and practice new skills.  Depending on your goals we can stay present focused, dip our toes into the past or even keep our eyes on the future.

Follow up sessions can occur weekly, bi weekly and as therapy progresses can be spaced out further every 3-4 weeks.

Past

Focused 

Past trauma can effect us in many different ways; from nightmares & hyper-vigilance to isolating and intense fear of everyday life.

Therapy focused on the past can help change the emotional connection you have to what has happened. 

Past focused work should be done with intention and proper preparation.

We will need to be sure you are safe and secure at home and have skills to calm yourself before ever dipping our toes into the past.

Mindfulness and learning skills to regulate the nervous system are an important part of this work.

Present

Focused Therapy

Feeling anxious in social situations, about your health, finances..family?

Are you struggling to make it through the day with a lack of energy or motivation?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the gold standard for working through anxiety and depression.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is another option that can assist if you are experiencing intense emotional swings.

The first step? Learning there is a cognitive component to our emotional experiences and we can change that inner narrative with consistency.

Future

Focused 

Unsure about your career, family planning or how to stay on track after engaging in past or present focused work?

To work on the future we must first look at any natural cycles you might go through.  There is a lot to be gained from understanding your own personal ups and down with energy and motivation.

We would also explore how certain behaviors and actions effect you and determine whether to let them go or increase them if they improve your mood.  This can help us uncover helpful and not so help associations. 

 

After making a plan to jump over barriers and work through set backs you will be well on your way to changing the way to operate in your daily life. 

Online therapy is not for everyone. Please contact the nearest emergency room, 911 or a suicide hotline if you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or you are in a life threatening situation.

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