At Gesell Psychotherapy we have a warm, compassionate, down-to-earth style. Our therapists use a relational, depth-oriented treatment approach that focuses on helping people improve self-awareness, learn self-acceptance and create greater intimacy in their relationships.
It is common for patients to come in and report feeling "stuck". We work to help them find resolutions to their problems by better understanding themselves and communicating their needs to others. With just a little help they become "unstuck" and feel a great deal better.
We also often work with individuals who experience an inner critical voice that attacks them with messages such as: “I am not enough”; “I need to be a better person”; "I cannot trust others". Some explain feeling overly responsible and share that they have difficulty expressing their authentic feelings to others. Others judge themselves severely and feel strong feelings of self-loathing.
Many of our patients begin psychotherapy with the belief that they need to reject elements of their personality, body or spirituality in order to gain love from others. Feelings of hopelessness, shame, guilt, anxiety, and of “not being enough” are common. We help our patients learn to accept and care for themselves wholly and freely.
Our patients discover that there is plenty of room for every aspect of their personhood. Shame, anxiety and self-loathing dissipate; self-acceptance is the natural byproduct of psychotherapeutic work. Self-compassion and acceptance lead to greater joy and fulfillment in interpersonal relationships.
Our areas of expertise include:
Depression and Anxiety
Adults who have endured childhood abuse or neglect
Perfectionism and Overacheiving
Young Adulthood (18-24 years of age)
Quarter-Life Crisis (25 to 35 years of age)
Mid-Life Crisis (Women 35-44 years of age/ Men 45-60 years of age)
We work with individuals of all beliefs. Our practice is inclusive with regard to religious beliefs, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender.
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"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
~ Carl Rogers