Every therapist is trained to hold their clients in high regard. However, it is easy to get caught in an assumption that individual therapy is going to fix something that is wrong with you. At Prologue, we’re not in the business of changing who you are, and you certainly don’t need “fixing.” You are not broken.
Our compassionate therapists look at the broader context of your life and ask “what happened to you?” What happened that led you to feel this way, or cope this way? And how can we support you in becoming a happier, healthier version of yourself?
Prologue therapists are trained in the most widely accepted and evidence-based treatment modalities available, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). We will help you tackle unhelpful behaviors and challenging emotions. We’re going to empower you and make you the expert in your own healing. We’re ready to meet you where you are, so you can get where you want to be.
How Can This Unique Framework Help You?
We can help you cope with the following issues in individual therapy, along with many others:
- Life adjustments
- LGBTQIA+ issues
- Grief and loss
Are you going to give me a diagnosis?
We are fully licensed to diagnose mental health concerns, and often do in situations where it’s required by insurance or may help a client understand their symptoms.
Typically though, we find diagnosis less important than some practices, because it can have the effect of making a person feel boxed-in. Ex: “I can’t do XYZ because I’m depressed,” or “I can’t control that because I’m bipolar.”
How long will therapy take?
Our ultimate goal at Prologue is to be out of work. We want you to heal and not need us anymore. However, unless you’re doing Discernment or Premarital counseling, a specific amount of time can’t be defined. It depends on so many factors, like the effort you put in outside of session, the complexity of the issue, and much more.
Generally, the therapy process at Prologue flows through these four phases, adapted from The Gottman Method:
Assessment– gathering information about you/your relationship. Assessment continues through the following phases as well.
Treatment– using the assessment information to set and achieve goals
Phasing Out– decreasing the frequency of sessions to create opportunity for practice
Termination– one or two sessions to look back on what you have accomplished and make a plan to keep it up independently
Ready to tell your story in individual therapy at Prologue?
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