How can therapy help you?
Have you been feeling sadder than usual? Do you lack the energy you once had? Do you notice a change in your appetite or in your sleep? Do you find it difficult to have hope about the future?
Do your thoughts consume you and make you feel unable to relax?
Have you had a baby recently and have been feeling blue?
Do you work long hours in a stressful work environment and have been feeling burnout?
Do you find difficult to adapt to a new life in Amsterdam?
Are you going through a difficult time in your life and you don't know how to cope?
If any of these resonate with you, take action and seek our professional help. We will be more than glad to help you reach a more fulfilling life.
How therapy works?
Therapy can help you explore the reasons behind your behaviors by learning how to recognize the thoughts, feelings, and longings that motivate them. By learning about your internal world, you can better pay attention to your reactions and plan alternative ways to respond and also to ask for what you need from your loved ones or from work.
Therapy has three stages: the first stage is about understanding the difficulties that you are facing and creating specific goals to address them. Part of this initial stage is also learning about you family legacy, attachment history, and patterns of emotional regulation. These patterns will give you an inkling into your inner motivations and help you guide towards your longings and aspirations. The second stage is the intervention, where we work on learning, highlighting and tuning into your inner resources and those around you, namely social support, self-care, among others. In the third stage of therapy, called the termination phase, we see that most goals are being achieved and sessions are spaced out. At this stage, we will create an exit/sustainability plan in anticipation of the end of therapy and as a way to help sustain the changes post-therapy.
How often and how long does therapy lasts?
The duration of therapy depends on the particular issues that you bring to therapy. At the stage when we discuss the goals for therapy, we can talk about your expectations for the length of therapy with a bit more understanding of the problems. In addition, throughout therapy we will check in with you regarding your view on progress and your satisfaction with therapy. That will give us an idea where we are, where we are going, and when to terminate therapy.
The first session lasts for 90 minutes, but the subsequent sessions are 60 minutes long. The frequency is decided on a case by case basis.