Psychotherapy with you may be enhanced by including a targeted Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment. With assessment-informed psychotherapy, we are better able to understand and find solutions to many life problems.

However, we may simply begin with focused psychotherapy. As issues arise that could be better understood and resolved with more information, I may select from among various psychological tests to aid our work. These tests are likely to clarify relevant issues that will guide us in our work together.

Who May Benefit from Assessment-Informed Psychotherapy?

  • You may wish to begin psychotherapy and leave the option open for targeted personality testing, as needed.
  • You may be unsure about the use of targeted testing but are will to discuss the option.

Naturally, the goals and issues addressed in psychotherapy are highly individualized. I encourage you to contact me to discuss your specific needs and concerns.

About Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy is a relatively new field. It began in the 1990s, and research validating its use has increased since the early 2000s. By receiving the unconditional acceptance of the animal as a part of the therapy interaction, stress-hormones, heart rate, and blood pressure can all be lowered.

Together, my collie Sherpa and I worked with trainer Marianne Dolcini towards Sherpa’s certification in this area. Sherpa became a Good Citizen through the American Kennel Club and was certified in Canine-Assisted Therapy through Paws for Healing.

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