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Pink Blossom

The Purpose of Psychotherapy is

To Set People Free

- ROLLO MAY

Treatment

Welcome to River City Therapy, I'm so glad you're here. Please look around and reach out if you'd like to learn more about our services or how we can work together.

Clients may choose from any combination of in-person, virtual,

and walk-and-talk sessions. 

Support for You

Specialized Care

We currently offer individual psychotherapy and clinical counseling for adults. Many of the folks we work with are looking for support in navigating difficult life experiences along with the emotions and discomfort that come with them. Some people are in the messy middle and some are hoping to make sense of or heal from experiences they've already had. Here are some examples of areas that we specialize in, and where therapy can help: ​​

  • Anxiety, intrusive thoughts, discomfort in social settings, and heightened stress.

    • including uncomfortable feelings of worry, tension, and overwhelm

  • Existential concerns.

    • looking for meaning, purpose, or asking big life questions​

  • Depression, SAD, low motivation, low mood.

    • including a desire to improve self-worth, address perceived burnout, increase vitality, and achieve goals

  • Relationship concerns.

    • including experiences with intimacy, codependence, loneliness, and attachment patterns

  • Spirituality, awareness, and mindfulness.

    • desiring to be more present and connected in your life

  • Trauma processing and post-traumatic growth.

    • including Developmental (cPTSD) and single-incident traumas, and work with attachment styles

  • Being "Sensitive". 

    • HSP trait, Sensory Processing Sensitivity, curiosity about neurodivergence 

  • Negative self-talk.

    • such as being very hard on yourself, self-critical, or perfectionistic

  • Life transitions.

    • ​experiencing and adapting to change, loss, and new ways of being​

  • Relationship with food and body

    • ​being in a body well, emotional eating and body image (I am a HAES advocate)

Each person is unique and I firmly believe that we all make sense within the context of our lived experiences. With that in mind, the approaches and interventions of care used in therapy are designed to support your specific needs. All sessions involve opportunities for expression, dialogue, trying out new skills, and reflecting on how things are, where we'd like to go, and how we might get there.

 

Often times people want to understand the "WHY" of their experience, which is the part of therapy that includes development of insight and self awareness.

 

The next step is often getting a sense of what actions, changes, or behaviors are desired to move towards a life that feels more aligned. To succeed in these "tasks" of therapy, many sessions utilize a combination of modalities such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • DBT-Informed Therapy

  • EMDR

  • Internal Family Systems-Informed Therapy

  • Insight-oriented Psychotherapy 

  • Mindfulness Practices  

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

  • Person-Centered + Strength-Based Care

  • Phase-Oriented Trauma + Resiliency Focus

  • Polyvagal-Based (Nervous system, "bottom-up") Approaches

  • Self-Compassion Practices

  • Somatic Experiencing ™ 

Why Therapy?

Often our pain, suffering, confusion, difficult emotions, uncomfortable conflict, unexpected and/or unwanted change, or a sense of things just not going right bring us to therapy. And having the thought "Hey, maybe I should talk to someone" can feel like a scary, hopeful, humbling, or pivotal moment. Acting on it and reaching out to start a therapeutic relationship is even more vulnerable (and courageous). So kudos to you for giving it some consideration, or just being curious.

Therapy helps in part because of the unavoidable fact that humans are relational animals. Meaning how connected we feel to ourselves and in our relationships greatly impacts our sense of well-being and vitality. The quality of connection we experience internally and with others (like therapists) colors how we experience ourselves and our lives. Developing a trusting therapeutic relationship can help create the space and conditions for  experiencing reconnection.

All that to say: the benefits of therapy I've experienced along the way inform why I'm here too offering these services -- feeling alone with what's painful and upsetting is hard, and life already has its unavoidable challenges. I'd like to help you work through this part of your journey.

There is no shame in needing or wanting support, or participating in therapy. My hope is that along the way you find more self-acceptance, compassion, moments of joy, and ease with yourself and your life.

Please look around the site, and be in touch if you want to get a better sense of what therapy might be like  --  I offer brief complementary phone consult calls so we can start to explore the possibility of working together. 

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