The course of therapy will obviously depend on what your goals and presenting concerns are, in our work together. However, if you have been in therapy before you will probably notice that I work somewhat differently from the majority of therapists.
I normally follow the model called TEAM-CBT. This is an acronym that stands for Testing, Empathy, Assessment of resistance, and Methods.
The “CBT” part stands for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, but is kind of a misnomer, because the methods used in this model can come from any approach. The Testing part is something that happens not only during the first intake, but at each session. Shortly before we start our sessions, I will ask you to fill out short questionnaire that will tell me about your current satisfaction with life and what issues are on the table. After each session, I will also ask you to fill out a session rating survey, which will give you a chance to let me know whether the session worked for you or not, and whether something needs to be addressed. This is based on the assumption that I cannot guess how you are doing, nor how well I am doing by your standards. This allows me to match therapy closely to your needs.