At Dr. Stephen Oreski & Associates, we see each client as an individual. Our approach is to work with each client to develop a counseling plan tailored to their individual needs. Working together allows involved collaborating to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. We treat our clients with the utmost respect. We see everyone as a unique and special individual. We focus on our clients’ strengths and seek to validate and understand their unique experiences and their story.
Our individual sessions are dedicated time to focus on you and your needs.
We will ask insightful questions, listen closely, provide perspective, and feedback in an environment of safety and support free of judgment or interpretation.
This process allows you to uncover behaviors or thinking patterns that are getting in the way. Together, we will determine what shifts you can make in order to achieve the results you desire.
How Therapy Works:
Therapy succeeds through persistent, gentle consideration and exploration of the body-mind, soul, and spirit expressed in thought, emotion, feeling awareness, and the sense of self. Our approach is that therapy is not something that is done ‘to’ you: it is a shared collaborative experience between the therapist, who can provide an objective and empathic perspective, and the client, who holds the expert status of their own experience. Our therapists are trained in a variety of approaches, such as the Psychodynamic and Family Systems approach, as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). These allow us to tailor the psychotherapy experience to meet your particular needs and emotional concerns. Rather than trying to match the client to a therapy, we would match the psychotherapy to the client.
Our skills lie in developing and tailoring the therapy—or combination of therapies—that work best for you. Whether we are working with individuals, couples, or families, we value the therapeutic relationship, sharing our own life experiences and insights where appropriate.
You will experience deep healing through empathy and acceptance, which leads to happiness, joy, satisfaction, and the fulfillment of your true and complete potential in life.
We will work together with you to develop new insights, discover strengths, identify helpful strategies, and leverage them into effective and lasting change.
What should I expect from my first individual therapy session?
During your therapy appointment, you will meet with the individual therapist. They will use the first session to understand your goals for therapy and to start building a collaborative therapeutic relationship. This will also be an opportunity to further discuss what frequency of visits is best for you and what to expect from future visits.
What should I expect from ongoing individual therapy?
During the first few sessions, you and your therapist will work together to determine your goals for therapy, which will serve as a road map for your work together. Throughout your care experience at Dr. Stephen Oreski & Associates, our client care coordination team will check with you to monitor your progress, assess what’s working and what can be improved. Please feel free to share any thoughts or concerns with us.
How frequently will I have appointments?
Typically, our clinicians recommend coming in for appointments on a weekly basis until you have accomplished your initial goals for therapy. However, this varies from person to person, and you and your therapist will work together to determine the cadence that is optimal for your care.
What if I Have More Questions?
We’re here for you. If you have any questions about starting care, or once you’ve begun care with us, we’re available to support you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you want to better understand how care at Dr. Stephen Oreski & Associates can work for you.