Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist

Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist. What exactly does that mean? Many people are struggling with relationships, careers, and finances. Yet going to see a therapist unfortunately is still somewhat stigmatized. In some circles and cultures it can be considered the person who is seeing a therapist is “crazy” and that there must be something wrong with him or her.


Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist- Myths & misconceptions

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about seeking out care. While it is true that some people go to see a therapist because they are suffering from mental illness. Typically therapy can be wonderful support! Especially when people are dealing with life changes and crisis situations at work or at home. Going to a therapist who is either trained as a social worker, mental health therapist, or a marriage and family counselor can be life changing. 

Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist- The value of therapy

I strongly believe in the value of therapy. Frankly it saved my life. Like many of my clients I come from a dysfunctional family and suffered significant emotional trauma. While living in Slovenia I did not really seek therapy simply because it was not something you do. There were not that many trained therapists and there was also a lack of information.

When I had to face challenges with my marriage I was very fortunate to meet a wonderful therapist who later on became my mentor. She and I have kept in touch over the years. She became my role model. That role model was for a kind, warm, and spiritual therapist.


Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist- Not all therapists are alike

Not all therapists are alike, so it depends what kind of problems and issues you are dealing with. If you are suffering from a serious mental health issues, such schizophrenia, or maybe a Bipolar disorder, I suggest you make an appointment with a licensed mental health counselor.

Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist- Marriage and family therapist

On the other hand, if you are having marriage and relationship problems, you would benefit the most from going to see a marriage and family therapist. Marriage and family therapists (MFTs) are specifically trained to work from a systems approach. Which does not only include families, but also larger circles such as work, school, or community. MFTs are also better equipped to assist couples. I always suggest checking not only a clinician’s credentials, but also how much experience they have in working with couples. 


Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist- Valuable training

A trained therapist can assist you in getting insight into your problem. This therapist can point out a different angle that you may have overlooked due to emotional involvement. In addition they can assist you in improving your problem solving skills and communication skills.

I see one thing specifically when I’m working with couples. Typically I find out that they have been caught in dysfunctional behavior and communication patterns for years. In addition intimacy is also lacking as well.

Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist- Imago approach

I use the Imago approach when I’m working with clients. Which helps them to gain insight into their childhood among other things. How their childhood wounds, if unhealed, are still affecting their marriage or relationship. It required a commitment. However most of my couples have been able to learn how to communicate better. To express their needs in a way that does not create a power struggle. 


Life Changing Holistic Psychotherapist- Depression

In addition, many of my clients and especially women have a hard time putting themselves first. A lack of confidence, low self-esteem and a series of unhealthy relationships can also lead to depression. Sometimes just having somebody who is warm, compassionate, and encouraging can help to see the life in a new light. 

I see therapy as a collaborative process where I decide together with a client what goals that they want to work with. Establishing a trusting relationship is key. 

So why wait? Schedule a session today and meet a happier and healthier you! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog! As always be happy & be safe!

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