WHAT TYPE OF CLIENTS & PROBLEMS DO YOU WORK WITH?
I work with adults, children, couples and families who are dealing with a variety of problems. I've worked in hospital settings with patients who have experienced trauma, terminally ill patients facing end-of-life issues, children on the autism/ADHD spectrum, and transgender clients who are experiencing gender dysphoria. In addition, I also work with many clients who simply need help and guidance for dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship dysfunction, phobias and many other emotionally problematic areas of their personal or professional lives.
WHAT DEVICES CAN I USE FOR MY VIDEO VISIT?
You can use a computer, tablet, or smartphone (iPhone, iPad, and Android devices). Search for "Simple Practice" in the app store on your mobile device, or click on here to log in on your computer.
HOW MUCH WILL MY VISIT COST?
Video visits are typically covered by your regular health insurance - you'll enter a credit card before the appointment and will just be charged the same co-pay, if applicable, as an in-person visit.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO GAIN FROM THERAPY?
Ultimately, your therapeutic goals are up to you. However, a therapist can help you become more focused on pinpointing your goals and guide you toward the optimal ways to achieve them. Talking to friends and family about your problems can certainly be helpful, but while your loved ones offer support and comfort, a therapist can offer an objective point of view and level of insight that a person who is personally involved may find very difficult or impossible to achieve. Plus, it's hard not to feel like you're monopolizing a relationship or being negative when so much time is spent talking to friends about your problems. With a therapist, you can work out your angst and issues so you can bring more joy and relaxation into your relationships.
In therapy, you can not only expect a supportive, encouraging environment, but you'll also get regularly scheduled focused attention that is directly aimed at helping you maintain a life in which you feel, think and act at a level that is satisfying, comfortable and healthy for YOU.
IS THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?
As with any physical or mental health treatments, the only way to really learn if it will work well for you is to try it out. I am a humanistically-focused therapist, which means that the emphasis of the work we do together is on self-actualization and personal fulfillment. Client-centered, humanistic therapy is always beneficial to clients on one level or another. In most cases, with the help of a skilled and caring clinician, the right therapeutic intervention can be a powerful, life-changing experience.
HOW DOES HYPNOSIS WORK?
Hypnosis is basically an extreme state of physical relaxation coupled with a heightened state of mental awareness. From this state of deep calm, the subconscious mind is willing to accept ideas and suggestions that it might normally block out, as the conscious mind spends most of its energy analyzing, judging and filtering out possible solutions. Contrary to popular belief, even though a person’s body is extremely relaxed and more suggestible to hypnotically used words or phrases, their mental awareness in fully intact and they never lose control of their own free will. Being in the state of hypnosis simply allows them to lose a bit of their inhibitions or resistance to change.
WILL HYPNOSIS WORK FOR ME?
As is the case with so many things, whether hypnosis will work for you or not depends on a variety of factors. Your ability to benefit from hypnotherapy may be affected by your health, state of mind, your level of willingness or resistance to the process and the current stressors in your life, among other things. I will say that hypnotherapy has evolved into a respected alternative form of medical treatment that is used by mental health professionals and health-care providers around the world. For many people, a variety of highly effective hypnosis techniques have successfully been used to help them overcome challenging issues such as weight loss, smoking cessation, depression, test anxiety, fear of public speaking, chronic pain and low self-esteem. Ultimately, however, each person must evaluate his/her/their experience independently and the optimal way to determine whether hypnotherapy will work for you is to try it for yourself.
HOW LONG DO SESSIONS LAST?
All psychotherapy sessions last for 50 minutes. The first session tends to take a bit longer because intake and registration forms need to be completed prior to the start of therapy. Expect to spend at least an hour in the office for your first visit. Hypnotherapy sessions will take at least 90 minutes for the first visit, and subsequent session will last 60 minutes.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED TO BEGIN SEEING RESULTS?
The amount of sessions a client has with me varies from person to person. My therapeutic approach is a client-led process and the goal is not to have the sessions drag on endlessly, but to guide clients to a place where they feel enabled and capable of going it alone. Being ready for this kind of independence is completely the client's call and there are often occasions where people decide to stop, and then start therapy again as needed, depending on what's going on in their lives.
Simply fill out the form on this page to share details about your specific needs and I'll respond to your request within 12-24 hours.
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*Supervised by Dr. Johanna Soet-Buzolits, Ph.D. & Dr. Felicia Brabec, Ph.D, co-owners of Arbor Wellness Center. The state of Michigan permits a Limited License Psychologist to practice under the supervision of a Michigan Licensed Psychologist.
**The state of California does not require licensure for hypnotherapy. California Business and Professions Code 2908 allows hypnotherapists to provide "vocational or avocational self-improvement" counseling and to work under referral of persons licensed to practice psychology, dentistry or medicine. Hypnotherapy services provided by Berg Psychotherapy are complementary to healing arts services licensed by the state and in accordance with acquired training and experience.