© 2019 BY DR. MICHELE BLUME. DESIGNED BY LEILA RADER DESIGNS

 

 

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SERVICES

I PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING THERAPY:

Individual Adults

Individual Adolescents (14 and above)

Families

Couples

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I'd love to hear from you. Please contact me for a consultation.
- Michele
INDIVIDUALS ADULTS
COUPLES

Individual psychotherapy can be a challenging process, but it can also be profoundly rewarding. Therapy has the potential to foster a deeper awareness of the emotional and psychological issues that inhibit your ability to live freely, authentically, and with an open heart. It provides the opportunity to work through and heal emotional wounds that keep you feeling anxious, depressed, or generally discontent. Further, introspective therapeutic work helps you identify the problematic thought patterns and core beliefs as well as the corresponding behavior responses that keep you stuck in a pattern of living that hinders the attainment of your goals and aspirations. In our work together, we will pay special attention to the dynamic interplay between your mind and body in order to glean a deeper, more thorough understanding of your internal world and the issues therein that are inhibiting your life. As you develop increased awareness of the unique way your mind and body work together to create your subjective experiences you will connect to the innate power within you to create the change you desire.

Among life’s most challenging tasks is respectfully resolving conflict without breaking connection with the other.  Every couple experiences conflict; it is actually a healthy aspect of any relationship. The issue, however, is how couples  engage and resolve that conflict, which cannot only be problematic, but reflective of deeper issues troubling the relationship, such as trust, dependency, or fear of abandonment.  In my work with couples, the interpersonal dynamics are explored and the impediments to intimacy and connection are identified and worked through in a safe, honest space.   

ADOLESCENT AND FAMILY THERAPY

Adolescence can be a difficult transitional period for both the teenager - who is no longer a child, but not yet an adult - as well as the family, whose structural dynamics are shifting to accommodate the changing needs of its members. As teenagers search tirelessly for their own identity and negotiate their place in the family and social context, they are in dire need of empathy, compassion, and benevolent patience.  However, they are also in need of clear and reliable boundaries – a formidable task for any parent dealing with the demands of work, spouse or partner, and other family members. In my work with adolescents, the development of communication skills and competency in resolving internal and external conflicts is an integral part of the therapy, as is developing awareness of their changing self. Likewise, when working with families, problem-solving and communication skills are examined and refined.  Further, everyone is given the opportunity to be seen and express their thoughts and feelings in a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment.