At Collaborative Psychotherapy, we believe quality psychotherapy is collaborative, educational, and experiential.
Your improved life, health, and happiness is a joint project on which you and your therapist collaborate. Our approach helps you change so that you feel better and do better—often against difficult odds.
Therapy is Collaborative
Therapeutic collaboration helps you:
- Learn to get along better with other people.
- Address difficulties in your interpersonal relationships.
- Have a healthy experience of collaboration, communication, and respect in an important relationship.
- Improve awareness of yourself and your communication style.
- Develop a greater sense of safety with your feelings.
Therapy is Educational
Real change depends on learning new ideas that affect how you feel, think, perceive, and behave. This learning is both intellectual and emotional. These new, psychologically relevant concepts open the door for you to:
- Understand where your problems in life come from.
- Gain new perspectives about yourself, your family, and your past.
- Grow healthier and more realistic in your perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, and behavior in all areas of life.
- Alter old emotional reactions and their related behaviors.
- Update your view of yourself to reflect a generous respect for and appreciation of your strengths.
- Relate more healthfully in your relationships.
- Get the most from your therapy by learning how to apply it in your day-to-day life.
Therapy is Experiential
Real change comes as you:
- Learn how to be actively involved in the therapy.
- Participate in a relationship governed by clear, respectful communication.
- Discover that in a respectful relationship you can be safe expressing your feelings.
- Receive compassionate feedback on both successful and unsuccessful ways you come across.
- Practice change through mini-experiments.
"I have changed my life for the better from seeing Marcia and Carl."
—A married father working in high tech