Therapy works in different ways, depending on your history, circumstances, current symptoms, and goals. In the early stages of working with you, our providers will conduct a detailed assessment so they can develop an in-depth conceptualization of your current challenges, and collaborate with you to create a treatment plan based on your needs and goals. On the most simple level, therapy is all about new learning. Sometimes the learning involves developing insight into the way we operate, and the pros and cons of those patterns. More often, the learning process is also about translating your insight into action with the help of a skilled therapist and developing new skills. This means taking our shared understanding of the thinking and behavior patterns that keep you stuck, and learning new ways of being that help to free up your personal resources so you can recover and thrive.
Importantly, research shows that the foundation of all good therapy is the relationship you form with your therapist. For that reason, we take fit very seriously at CPC, and prioritize connecting you with the therapist who is the best fit for you. Sometimes this will mean that we provide recommendations for therapists outside of our practice so you can best get your needs met.