Individual Psychotherapy provides an environment of trust between therapist and patient through empathic discussion and confidentiality while discovering awareness, acceptance, and personal empowerment. Individual psychotherapy sessions typically last between 45 and 60 minutes. The frequency and duration of therapy will depend largely on your needs, treatment goals, and progress. Research has shown that psychotherapy results in fewer relapses of common conditions such as moderate depression and anxiety, and that the positive effects of good therapy extend well beyond treatment. In fact, many clients report improved conditions long after therapy has ended. In general, psychotherapy is often more effective than psychotropic drugs or medical treatments alone. In addition, many therapeutic modalities are evidence-based, meaning they have been subject to research studies and clinical observations, and they have been analyzed for effectiveness. When specific issues or mental health conditions begin to cause distress and interfere with a person’s normal activities, it may be time to seek therapy. Distress can manifest in the form of problematic beliefs, feelings, behaviors, and sensations in the body. A therapist can facilitate lifestyle changes, serve as a listening ear, help identify underlying causes of symptoms, and provide specific strategies or techniques for changing unwanted thoughts, behaviors, or emotions. Through therapy, you are able to gather tools to manage symptoms, alleviate stress, and face challenges.
At Wilmington Psychotherapy, we offer individual psychotherapy to address your issues, whether they concern mental health, substance use disorders, marital discord, aging issues, job concerns, family issues, spiritual concerns, health problems, anything that affects your mind, body, spirit.
We will do everything we can to meet with you at YOUR convenience.
Couples Counseling allows those in committed relationship reach new understanding of life’s values and inter-dependence shared with one’s partner. Couples facing a variety of relationship stress have greater opportunity to choice to move forward when working with a skilled therapist. Whether your relationship is in infancy, overcoming stressful events, or facing separation you are able to reach acceptance and action toward healthy wellbeing. Many types of partnership can benefit from couples counseling, including married couples, couples preparing for marriage, co-habiting couples, dating couples, separated couples, and couples preparing for a divorce.
Jim has much experience with group therapy and offer group therapy for substance use disorders, mental health issues, or stress management. Groups can be as small as three or four people, but group therapy sessions generally involve around seven to twelve individuals. The group typically meets once or twice each week for an hour or two. Group therapy allows people to receive the support and encouragement of the other members of the group. People participating in the group are able to see there are others going through the same thing, which can help them feel less alone. Group members can serve as role models to other members of the group. By seeing someone who is successfully coping with a problem, other members of the group can see that hope and recovery is possible. As each person progresses, they can in turn serve as a role model and support figure for others. This can help foster feelings of success and accomplishment. Group therapy is very cost effective. Group therapy offers a safe haven. The setting allows people to practice behaviors and actions within the safety and security of the group. By working in a group, the therapist can see first-hand how each person responds to other people and behaves in social situations. Using this information, the therapist can provide valuable feedback to each client.
Wilmington Psychotherapy is currently offering “Relapse Prevention” for those returning from higher levels of care and committed to recovery.
We offer Clinical Supervision for substance use disorder clinicians pursuing certification/licensure through the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. See www.ncsappb.org