"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." - Carl Rogers
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
Understanding, Acceptance, and Repair
Throughout our lives, many of us have been given messages about ourselves that were unkind. Over time, if we heard or experienced them often enough, we began to believe them. This unwelcome belief system often leads to feelings of anxiety and depression, difficulty forming healthy relationships, and addiction to substances or other forms of self-harm. I believe my job as a therapist is to help you learn about the roots of negative feelings you have about yourself, and how they relate to your current behaviors. Together we can alter habits and ways of thinking that no longer serve you so that you can experience yourself in a different way, appreciating your true worth and finding value in the life you were given.
SERVICES I OFFER
Psychoeducation to improve understanding of clinical issues you may be suffering from
Understanding of how your past history influences current behavior
Identifying and restructuring thinking patterns that exacerbate difficult symptoms by using Psychodynamic Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) tools to help discover appropriate coping skills to help you thrive in daily living
FAMILY THERAPY/COUPLE'S COUNSELING
Family Therapy and Couple's Counseling sessions help family members uncover unhealthy communication patterns that have developed, and offer ways to shift dynamics that are feeling unfair. All members are heard and given space to share their experience within the family system.
Elisabeth Heiner, Psy.D., LMHCA
Presbyterian Counseling Center
1111 Franklin St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368