Psychotherapy

When seeking therapeutic services, many clients are looking for a new, different​ perspective. They recognize that they may have tunnel vision inside their relationships that makes problems appear differently than they are or they simply feel stuck. Not everyone who seeks counseling qualifies for a mental health disorder, but many do. 

Therapists at the Empowering Connections Agency incorporates psychoeducation and science to help folks normalize issues that are typical reactions to the situations each client is in and highlight the abnormalities that can be improved. When people are struggling, they often have a lot of core beliefs about themselves based on insecurities or other harmful feelings rather than facts. Then, most people start their own research about their problems which can be like opening a can of worms. 

 

There are a lot of myths attached to issues and it can be really difficult to know whom to trust. Some resolve their problems with their own research and self-help strategies, but others need a professional. 

A therapist helps you guide you through your current understanding of your problems and then can give you feedback about your blind spots. All that is required is your honesty, willingness to do the work. 

The psychotherapy process begins with a thorough assessment of the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual elements present in your life. Most assessments take one-three sessions, but that doesn't mean you are waiting to get treated. Research shows that clients benefit from making that first appointment. Clients get the most out of therapy when they come prepared with an agenda, take notes, and are open to doing homework that their therapist assigns. 

For the clients who hate the idea of doing homework, psychotherapy looks like traditional talk therapy. For others who like adding structure to their emotional work, they may get worksheets or "assigned" readings in between talk therapy sessions. When a client's presenting problem is social in nature, they may receive ideas for experiments to do then report back to their therapist. 

Common topics addressed in individual psychotherapy

 

  • Chronic Illness management

  • Mental health disorders

    • Anxiety​

    • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    • Depression

    • Bipolar disorder​​

    • Schizophrenia

  • Healthy relationships 

    • Communication ​

    • Fair-fighting

    • Intimacy

    • Trust

  • Sexual health

    • Arousal disorders

      • Erectile dysfunction​

      • Painful sex

      • Premature ejaculation

      • Orgasm issues

    • Gender identity exploration​

    • Desire level fluctuations

    • Sexual addiction/ compulsive sexuality 

    • Sexual orientation exploration

  • Trauma

Regardless of the issue that brings you into individual psychotherapy, the most important aspect affecting your results is the therapeutic relationship between yourself and your therapist. Sometimes this takes a while to find, but do not get discouraged! There are many experienced therapists that are curious to get to know you on a genuine level. They also maintain professional boundaries that keep you safe to explore your deepest insecurities. The intimate level of trust-building required to have this type of therapeutic relationship is transferrable to your personal relationships. 

15333 North Pima Rd

Suite 305

Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

Tel: 480-828-1198

Open 7 days a week for virtual consultations

 

Clinical Hours

Monday: 1-8 pm MST

Tuesday: 10 am - 7 pm MST

Thursday: 10 am -7 pm MST

​​Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm MST

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