Individual therapy (One-to-one session)
The longest lasting and most important relationship you will ever have in your lifetime is the one you have with yourself. Everything in your universe will begin from within. Whether you are facing obstacles, challenges, set-backs, total chaos, suffering, or a desire for improvement, therapy can help you regain balance and develop clarity. The therapeutic setting is a safe and judgement-free space where you are allowed to explore the depths of your mind. Through this, you can gain a better understanding of yourself, your mental mechanisms, and how you function. It can also help you in working through unclear paths of your life, or establish a direction you wish to follow. Together with your therapist, you can begin a journey of self-exploration, self-development, and self-improvement.
Therapy for practitioners
(Therapy that supports fellow mental health practitioners) Mental health care can be amazing work. Practitioners tend to be very passion-driven and dedicated to their clients. Therapy is for the client. Supervision, further studies, and training are all designed to help the practitioner be of better help to the client. But what about the welfare of the practitioners themselves? Therapy work can also be very draining. There may also be some things we cannot discuss with our supervisors.
To avoid burnout and distress, mental health practitioners are encouraged to seek therapy for themselves. Therapy for practitioners can act as an occasional check-in for the mental wellbeing of the practitioner, it can help the practitioner reconnect with themselves and centre them, and it can help new practitioners better understand their client’s needs and fears by placing the practitioner in the client’s shoes. Seeking therapy as a practitioner is not a sign of weakness, failure, or incompetence. In fact, it can help you become an even more proficient and empathetic practitioner.
At Hirsch Therapy, we want to support our fellow practitioners. That is why we offer special rates for mental health professionals.
Online Therapy (Therapy delivered online via Zoom)
Being stuck at home can be distressing, as evidenced during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Online therapy is conducted from the comfort and safety of your own home, and can offer a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to regular face-to-face therapy.
Couples therapy (Helping couples start right, heal, grow, and maintain a healthy relationship)
It is a fact of life that people change over time. Sometimes this can lead to a disconnection between the couple that causes them to grow apart. Couples therapy can help couples reconnect by re-evaluating the needs of each member and facilitating a healthy dialogue. This, in turn, can provide each member a better understanding of themselves and the other. It can provide a space for repairing love and intimacy. It offers an opportunity for the couple to find a way to move forward towards a new shared vision of the relationship.
Group therapy (Knowing that you are not alone is empowering. Being able to interact and support others is even more empowering)
One-to-one sessions may be limited in the sense that there is no real-world feedback. It is just you and the therapist. In group therapy, while the therapist remains the facilitator, the other members form a representation of the real world. Other group members can be counted on for spontaneous and truthful reactions and feedback. Members of a group can also be extremely helpful to one another in providing support, reassurance, suggestions, and insight. Group sessions are about self-disclosure, intimate sharing, authenticity, and acceptance. Participants will have the rare and special opportunity to enter into a circle of trust and mutual growth as they share in the joint healing process. Such a space can be especially helpful to individuals who feel lost, confused, vulnerable, afraid, stuck, or alone.
Psychotherapy is not just for the mentally ill. Psychotherapy involves a safe and non-judgemental conversation that is geared towards the goal of the client. It is for anyone desiring to explore who they are, attempting to gain deeper insight and understanding, or hoping to build a more meaningful and fulfilling life. No matter where you are at this time or which stage in life you may be in, psychotherapy can be helpful in breaking your psychological barriers and getting you to where you want to be.