By the time you find my website, you have probably already tried a number of things to solve your problems and to improve your life. You are not the kind of person to just sit back and let things happen; you want change, you want personal growth, and you are willing to work for it! You have read self-help books and researched things like "how to have a better relationship" or "meditation for anxiety". And it's helped, up to a point, but you want more.

Read on for some information about how therapy will be different from what you've tried so far. If you've already tried therapy in the past, then good for you! I am glad you are thinking about trying therapy again! You can go to my About Amy page to learn more about my philosophy, education and training. You can also go to my FAQ's page for more information on how to pick a therapist.

How Does It All Begin?

When we are young children, we all develop ways of coping that help us get through the challenges we face at that time.  As adults we continue these behaviors and beliefs, even when they no longer serve us. These behaviors and beliefs can harm our relationships and lead to problems like depression and anxiety.

How Does Therapy Work?

We will work together to identify the underlying patterns of thinking and doing that are causing you pain and blocking you from achieving the things you desire.  I will teach you mindfulness strategies that can help you stay in the present and escape the subconscious patterns of the past.  You will learn communication strategies that will help you improve your relationships. We will utilize tools like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) to help you overcome the strong emotions that may be preventing you from reaching your full potential.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy is what most people think of as "talk therapy".  Psychodynamic therapy helps you gain insight into the ways your past experiences drive your subconscious, and helps you break free of limiting patterns of behavior and relationships.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on the idea that your thoughts and beliefs drive your feelings and behavior.  By learning ways to change our thinking, we can change our emotions and our behavior as well.

Mindfulness Therapy

Mindfulness therapy has roots in ancient buddhist practices, and modern science showing its effectiveness in improving mood and reducing stress.  Mindfulness training helps us live in the present and break free of subconscious patterns of thinking and behavior.

More questions?  Call me at 323-999-1537, or email me at amy@thrivetherapyla.com for a free consultation about how therapy might be helpful for you, and I will get back to you within 24 hours.