Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Are you experiencing major changes in your life, such as marriage or divorce, the birth of a child or children heading off to college, moving to a new neighborhood or city, or a work transition such as a promotion or job loss? Therapy can help address many types of issues, including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, and life transitions. Therapy can help you in creating greater self-awareness, and working toward positive change in your life.
Are you experiencing any of the following challenges of daily living?
- difficulties in relationships
- sadness or depression
- feelings of anxiety or panic
- pervasive feelings of hopelessness
- difficulties controlling your anger
- difficulties dealing with your children or parenting issues
- unresolved traumas from your past
- problems with sleeping or eating
- grief over the loss of a loved one
- dealing with substance abuse in yourself or someone you care about
If so, consider beginning psychotherapy with a licensed mental health professional.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life. Although you may have successfully navigated through other situations you've faced, sometimes you may need some extra support. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to create the life you envision for yourself.
Jennifer Judelsohn is an experienced psychotherapist at the highest level of licensure available in Virginia and Maryland. You can feel safe and secure knowing that your confidential issues are being handled by a seasoned therapist with a wealth of experience helping others in similar situations.
How can therapy help?
Success depends on YOU! Therapy is an engaging relationship that can provide you with a fresh perspective or help you find solutions to the challenges you are facing. Your success will be optimized as you put into practice what you are learning during our time together. Here are some benefits you might experience:
- Attain a better understanding of yourself, your goals, and your values
- Develop your problem-solving skills
- Improve your stress management skills
- Learn new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Manage anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Deepen your relationship skills
- Improve communication and listening skills
- Let go of unresolved childhood issues
- Change old unhealthy behavior patterns and develop new healthier ones
- Improve your self-esteem and boost self-confidence
- Thrive creatively!
What is therapy like?
Every therapy session is unique and caters to you as an individual and your specific goals. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. For therapy to be most effective, you must be an active participant, both during and between sessions.
Our work together may take one or more of the following forms:
- Talk Therapy
- Stress Management
- Life Skills Development
- Mindfulness (inquiry, contemplation, meditation)
- Creative Arts (drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, etc.)
- Expressive Arts (voice/music, movement/dance, improvisation)
- Writing Arts (poetry, journaling, storytelling, myth-making)
- Mandala Process
- Art-Making as a Spiritual Practice
Sometimes I may ask you to take what we've worked on and practice it in your daily life. It is important that you practice what we've discussed so you can integrate it into your life and make the process your own, and give me feedback on what's working.
What you can expect out of therapy:
- Compassion, respect, and understanding
- Real strategies for enacting positive change
- Opportunities to develop resources, build on strengths, and practice new skills
- Effective and proven techniques, along with practical guidance
- Fun--yes, fun!
What about medication?
Medication is appropriate in some cases. It is well-established, however, that medication is not the sole solution to long-term mental and emotional problems. You should work with your medical doctor to determine what's best for you. Sometimes a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action. Instead of just treating symptoms, therapy addresses the causes and behavior patterns that curb progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.
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