As long as it takes! The behavior and thought patterns take time to develop and will take time to be changed. Some people report having improvement in symptoms, as well as improved communication with their partner, after a few sessions! Long term changes can vary in time of development.
You can expect to talk about your feelings, thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. This can be a heavy topic, so be aware some sessions can feel like a lot of emotional energy when challenging strong thought patterns.
Absolutely! My goal is to help you achieve the goals you have for your mental health, while still living in the limits of your comfort. I might challenge you to come up with alternative ways of communicating about the topic, but strive to ensure you are comfortable and respected during the sessions.
Definitely! Learning how to separate, divorce, un-couple, or however you are terming it, can be a challenging avenue where I can support you in this. It can be particularly helpful when children are involved and wanting to ensure safe, respectful co-parenting.
When doing couples/relationship and family work, it is most beneficial to have the other parties there.
Credit cards, cash and checks.
Unfortunately, I do not.
Sessions are a clinical hour, which is 50 minutes of face to face time, allowing me 10 minutes to do documentation and any notes necessary.
I hate driving in the snow as much as you do! If you are a Maine resident, there are telehealth (video chat) options for sessions so we can both stay safe in our homes.
Heck no! Laughter can be helpful for demonstrating emotion and easing tension.