If you have never seen a psychotherapist, you might wonder what happens in therapy. At Front Range Counseling, you will set up an intake appointment where you and Wendy will discuss what brought you to counseling in detail. Wendy also gathers information about you and your history. Together you will set the goals you want to achieve in therapy and make a plan for how you will achieve those goals.
In the beginning stages of therapy, you will come in once per week for sessions; however, if it does not fit with your schedule or financial situation, you can stretch sessions out to every other week. When appropriate, sessions can occur even less frequently until your goals are met. You and Wendy will work each week on helping you achieve your goals. As part of the type of therapy Wendy does, you will have homework to help you practice the skills you learn in treatment and keep you focused on achieving your goals.
The time your psychotherapy treatment will take depends on several factors, but it typically takes between two to six months. Some things require less sessions and some things require more, but you can always discuss your particular situation with Wendy.
People often wonder if they should see a therapist or not. Our advice is always that if the issue you are dealing with is affecting your relationships, health, sleep, ability to concentrate, job or any other area of your life, it is time to seek help. The first step of reaching out is always the hardest, but you truly don't have to face this alone. Wendy is here to help whenever you are ready and works to make you feel comfortable and safe from the very beginning so talking with her is easier than you might think.
Anxiety Disorders & Treatment
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental health issues facing kids and adults, and at times can be debilitating. For some, it can feel as though their entire lives are run by their anxiety. Fortunately, anxiety is also a very treatable disorder.
Wendy uses a combination of talk therapy, lifestyle changes, stress management and guided imagery/hypnosis interventions that are proven to help you manage your anxiety and put you back in charge of your life. She provides all of her clients with tools they can use every day to eliminate anxiety, and she starts teaching you those tools in the very first session.
Types of anxiety disorders Wendy works with include:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Acute Stress Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
The relationships we have in our lives are one of the most important pieces of our mental health. When our relationships are going well, we feel at peace and less stressed. However, when our relationships are not going well if often causes significant distress - both emotional and physical - that can affect our lives in negative ways.
I enjoy working very much with couples and families to help them learn to communicate, heal past hurts, create new ways of being together that work for all parties involved and to strengthen the emotional bonds that create the intimacy and safety necessary for a healthy relationship.
Types of relationships I work with include:
Parent-Child (Adult children as well as children still living in the home)
Co-Parenting with Divorced Parents