Depth therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on you as a whole person. Many therapies are symptom-focused, and as such, don’t provide the long-term, holistic changes people want and need. By considering all of the aspects of you as a person (e.g. your past, your personality structure, your cognitive tendencies) depth therapy is able to help people make the lasting, meaningful, positive changes they want for their lives.
The duration of therapy is different for every individual. In fact, because each individual is different, you should be cautious about any therapists who promise results in a given amount of time. So while we cannot tell you how long your therapy will take, you can trust that we will be working hard with you to help you get the most out of your treatment. And we will check in with you regularly to make sure you feel like you are getting what you want from therapy.
Our standard fee is $180 per session. However, we do offer a limited number of “low-fee” sessions for individuals who cannot afford the full fee, but who want to begin treatment.
Currently, we do not accept any insurance directly. However, we can work with you on receiving out-of-network benefits from your insurance.
No! Everything you share with us will be held with the strictest confidentiality. No one will be able to have access to your information, to find out that you come to therapy, or hear what you share in therapy. The only time any of your information is shared is after you indicate that you want information shared, and you sign a legal document releasing that information.
Our appointments are 45-minutes in length.
We generally see individuals weekly, although some people prefer to meet more often (2-4 times a week). Meeting regularly gives us the best possible platform for helping you feel better.
There are many ways that therapy can help you feel better, but we’ll just name a few. First, therapy helps people develop alternative patterns of thinking and behaving, so that they can move on from the old patterns that aren’t working. Therapy acts as a place where people can safely “try out” new ways if acting (e.g. setting boundaries, standing up for oneself, expressing feelings), thereby allowing them to implement these changes into their everyday lives. Second, therapy helps people gain a better understanding of themselves. For example, you may gain clarity on how you arrived at your current situation and why you feel the way you do. In addition you may come to a better understanding of your goals and your unique purpose in life. Finally, therapy gives people a safe place where they can speak about the things they aren’t able to share, and where they can feel deeply understood and cared about.
No, we treat many difficulties, not just depression. Please visit our “services” page to see all of the additional issues that we had success in treating.
Many people worry that going to therapy means that there’s “something wrong” with them, or that they “aren’t strong enough” to handle things. In fact, we think the opposite is true: going to therapy is an act of strength, courage, and self-care. Just like someone seeks medical attention for illnesses, or attorneys for legal problems, seeking out a psychologist to help with mental and emotional difficulties is a prudent and intelligent decision. You can’t control the thoughts and feelings you have, or the things that happen to you in life. But you can control how you address these difficulties. And choosing to seek help from a professional when things get difficult represents wise, mature thinking.
We focus on helping clients gain insight into how they are thinking and feeling, which leads to individuals developing more freedom and control over their lives. We do this by focusing on the core dynamics of a person’s life. This entails paying special attention to the way an individual’s unconscious mind influences how they think and feel about themselves. Dr. Kermott's advanced training in psychoanalysis guides the work at Therapy Summit. And this training helps us listen to clients in special ways, point out patterns in their thinking, and help them develop better thoughts and behaviors for their lives.
In the first session, we will spend time getting to know each other and making an initial exploration into what brought you into therapy. After describing how things have been going for you, we will generally offer a plan for how you can feel better and for how therapy can help you reach that goal. At the end of the first session, we will discuss whether or not working together feels like a good fit. If it feels like a good fit, we will make plans for future sessions. If it doesn’t feel like a good fit, we will do everything we can to help you find the right therapist for you.
Therapy is built on the positive relationship between therapist and client. And this relationship rests on you feeling like you can trust and depend upon your therapist. Just like any relationship, you won’t know if we are the right therapist for you until we meet together. But we can promise that we care deeply about the people we work with and take very seriously our job of providing high-quality therapy. If we meet, and you don’t feel like we are the right place for you, then we won’t be hurt because our main goal is to ensure that you get the right help you need, and we will do what we can to help you find the right therapist for you.
Over the many years of training and work we’ve done in this field, we have had the privilege of working with a wide range of individuals and psychological problems. If you have concerns about our experience, we encourage you to contact us and share your concerns. You can also see our “services” page to see the problems that we specialize in treating.
As a Clinical Psychologist clinic, we are not able to prescribe medication, or to offer any pharmaceutical or medical advice. If you are interested in receiving medication as we are working together, then we will assistance you in finding a physician or psychiatrist to help with medication.