<![CDATA[ELIZABETHRAMIREZMFT.COM - BLOGS]]>Sat, 08 Jun 2024 03:37:40 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[I am in awe.]]>Wed, 03 Apr 2024 01:37:49 GMThttp://elizabethramirezmft.com/blogs/i-am-in-awe​I have been in awe of the human capacities. Throughout my years as a psychotherapist, I have continued to witness the amazing transformations people reach. The bottom line for me is that a person can experience life as the human they are meant to be. What I see in therapy treatment is a shedding of barriers, and limitations. Of course, this takes effort, practice, and circling back to things but in a different point of view. There are no magic shortcuts.  I repeatedly recall a moment in my graduate studies. Over two decades ago, one professor made a point that resonated with me to this day. The human capacity to keep going is in all of us. My specialization in EMDR Therapy is a constant testament to this human trait. 
Have you experienced moments of just being you?!]]>
<![CDATA[Getting Started]]>Mon, 01 Apr 2024 22:52:59 GMThttp://elizabethramirezmft.com/blogs/getting-startedPsychotherapy is a joint venture
If you are new to psychotherapy services and wonder what you will encounter, here is a summary of what you will find when meeting with me.
 
Your privacy is essential, so you will notice I inform you throughout your treatment about the confidentiality requirements. Your privacy and your safety are essential.
I ask questions to discover both the problems you are faced with and what you have been doing with them up to the present. Both your needs and your strengths are necessary to recognize for the best counseling treatment.
I inform you about the options that I am developing for emotional and mental health throughout your treatment.
I ask you to participate in your therapy experience. The best outcomes will be achieved when you weave into your daily life the treatment discussions and exercises.  The counseling session is one part of your treatment; how you put it into practice is the fundamental part of counseling.
I make use of your experience and the interactions that occur in the therapy session with the premise that we demonstrate who we are at all times, even in a structured setting like a counseling visit.
I ask for your feedback so that I learn what works well for you to reach your goals. I appreciate a person who is candid and sincere about the interactions they have with me.
 
Let me know your thoughts about this counseling approach.]]>