Adults We recognize that life’s journey is sometimes difficult. At times we all face challenges that can contribute to feelings of being overwhelmed, hopeless, or alone. But nobody needs to struggle alone. In difficult times, talking to a therapist can help sort out thoughts and feelings so that confusion is replaced by clarity. The insights learned in therapy provide a foundation that allows us to grow from past and present difficulties. Learning, growing, and healing are all parts of a process that we move through in therapy so that we can eventually learn to thrive through and beyond our challenges.
Every person is unique. L2t clinicians strive to collaborate with you on how to fully customize your therapy sessions to meet your needs. In general, our clinicians use a psychodynamic approach to therapy. However, we seek to utilize the modality that best fits you, the present situation that brought you to therapy, what you want to address at each session, and what will help you meet your long-term goals. Our clinicians are trained to provide both long-term and short-term therapy. They have training in Psychodynamic Theory, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Trauma Therapy, and Art Therapy. For brief therapy (6-10 sessions) we use a combination of the former with Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
The following are some of the issues that we commonly treat and address:
- Addictions and Substance Abuse Consuming more than intended, Cravings for alcohol or substance, Increased tolerance of substance, Unsuccessful efforts to control use, Failure to fulfill life roles due to use, social/personal problems due to use, Excessive use in spite of it being physically hazardous, Activities revolve around use
- Depression Depressed mood, Diminished interest/pleasure, Weight loss or gain, Sleep Disturbance, Lethargy, Fatigue, Feelings of worthlessness, Difficulty concentrating, Thoughts of suicide
- Anxiety Excessive worry, Restlessness, Fatigue, Difficulty concentrating, Irritability, Muscle tension, Sleep Disturbance
- Panic Disorder Pounding heart, Sweating, Shaking, Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Fear of losing control, Dizziness
- PTSD Experiencing or witnessing traumatic event, Intrusive thoughts about the trauma, Distressing Dreams, Flashbacks, Intense Distress, Hypervigilance, Avoidance of things associated with the traumatic event, Memory lapse, Disassociation
- ADHD Inattention, Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, Fidgeting, Behavioral problems
- Bipolar Disorder Fluctuations in mood between Manic or Hypomanic episodes and Depressed Episodes