Psychotherapy


Psychotherapy works for a variety of issues

The research indicates that for the majority of people struggling with issues such as anxiety and depression or interpersonal issues, psychotherapy works, resulting in reduced symptoms and increased quality of life. Dr. Weibel treats the full range of issues from developmental issues in young people to all anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. He does not treat severe anorexia, but will treat other eating disorders and issues. Over the sixteen years he has been doing psychotherapy, Dr. Weibel has helped clients:

  • Overcome anxiety
  • Relieve depression
  • Manage stress
  • Find self-acceptance
  • Enjoy more of the moments of their life
  • Increase their emotional IQ
  • Overcome interpersonal patterns
  • Improve relationships
  • Overcome addictive & escape behaviors
  • Cope with pain
  • Transform grief
  • Lose fat and get healthy

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Unburden yourself & clarify your thinking
  • Receive empathy and support
  • Express and learn from emotions
  • Contribute to a therapy plan and goals
  • Gain insight about yourself
  • Get feedback
  • Experiment with new behaviors

Approaches we might use

Below are some of the approaches that we might use. Each of the approaches below has one or more empirically supported psychotherapies that have been developed and tested in studies. We can also combine approaches to meet your needs. Matching technique to your needs and motivations is important, as is establishing a solid working alliance and agreeing on tasks and goals.

Cognitive and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

We evaluate evidence for your less than ideal thoughts and provide alternative explanations or perspectives, thus helping you think in a more adaptive manner, which changes feelings and behavior.

Mindfulness

We learn to observe thoughts with non-judgment and acceptance, realizing they are just thoughts and gaining a sense of detachment from them. This will lessen your reactivity and stress and help you make wise choices.

Humanistic & emotion-focused

We develop an alliance based on empathy and genuineness, allowing you to feel supported and safe enough to discover and express your feelings and move toward authenticity, congruency, and self-actualization.

Psychodynamic

We explore and become aware of your interpersonal patterns and how you avoid or block awareness of feelings due to anxieties, possibly from the past. You can develop more trust in relationships and in your own feelings while lessening your avoidance, promoting awareness and freedom.

Behavioral

We help you achieve desirable behaviors by experimentation, practice, and shifting rewards. You can also overcome fears by facing them slowly and systematically.

Existential

We face and explore the universal concerns of loneliness, freedom, meaning, and the finite nature of existence. You can use your freedom to assume responsibility for creating a meaningful life.

Spiritual

We engage in discussions to help you develop within your own version of spirituality, possibly helping you find meaning, increase compassion, and realize contentment.

Handouts that Dr. Weibel created that could be a supplement

Dr. Weibel has created various handouts that he often gives to clients as a supplement to counseling. The handouts are not the entire therapy, but they do give you an idea of some of the ways we can work together.

Some strengths of Dr. Weibel

Dr. Weibel practices scientifically and empirically based psychotherapy. He earned his Ph.D. in a therapy research group, and knows the origins of therapies, how they are tested, how psychotherapy compares to and complements other treatments, and how best to flexibly practice therapy with each client.

Dr. Weibel focuses primarily on counseling in his practice.

Dr. Weibel has sat on the other side of the couch. He believes in a traditional model of therapy training which indicated that a professional should have received therapy in order to practice psychotherapy. Dr. Weibel cannot imagine receiving a tennis lesson from a coach who never received a lesson or was in a student mode, and believes a similar principle applies to psychotherapy.

Dr. Weibel has work experience outside of psychology. He has a degree in business-economics and an MBA. He worked in high tech marketing in Silicon Valley, and thus interacted with engineer types as well as marketing and legal types. He also was a certified personal fitness trainer for three years as he transitioned to psychology.  He has been lucky enough to travel widely including solo trips to places such as Cambodia, as well as volunteer stints in places such as Nicaragua. He believes his broad background and life experience is an asset to understanding many types of people.

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