The decision to enter therapy can come from many different places.

 

You may have realized that despite your best efforts, you cannot get to the root of why certain patterns and behaviors repeat in your life, and you want help unraveling and exploring the forces behind this.

 

You may have experienced a trauma or crisis that has exhausted the tools you have available to you.

 

You may need a safe place to be seen and witnessed as you explore your identity, your authentic self, and your path.

 

Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, reaching out to find help in this process is the first step towards your growth and healing.

 

As a therapist, I bring a set of experiences and skills to our work together. As the patient, you bring expertise in your own personhood.

Together we will adopt a compassionate and curious lens to explore the factors that affect how you experience the world. We will work together to develop new ways of responding and understanding situations in your life, complementing your intrinsic strengths and the set of tools you have already developed.

 SPECIALTIES 

PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY

Psychodynamic therapy seeks to uncover and understand the unconscious processes that drive our patterns and behaviors. Relational psychotherapy utilizes the therapeutic relationship to put new insight into practice.

LGBTQIA AFFIRMATIVE THERAPY

Affirmative psychotherapy considers how the effect of growing up and living in the world as an LGBTQIA person affects one’s emotional and psychological development, and brings that understanding into the therapeutic work. I believe that a person's LGBTQIA identity can be a gift and a privilege as much as it may have resulted in challenges in a person's life. An affirmative stance is an active stance, one that involves explicit inclusivity, and seeks out ongoing education, training, and awareness. 

FEMINIST POST-MODERN THERAPY

Feminist therapy centers transparency, accountability, cultural humility, and strives to create an egalitarian environment. Feminist therapy understands that the personal is political, and prioritizes the perspective of the client. 

 MY APPROACH 

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© 2020 by Alison Picard ​​AMFT# 117570 Under Supervision of Noelle Wittliff LMFT #46396