COVID-19 Preparedness and Mitigation Protocol
All of us have access to various accurate news sources (e.g., the CDC, the WHO, etc.), and so just a few words on this subject:
I am offering mostly video-based psychotherapy via an easy-to-use, HIPAA-compliant platform called Doxy.me. The building engineer and management company have upgraded the air filtration system (improving its MERV-rated filters, and so on). As always, we will continue have hand sanitizer available to you in all offices of the suite as well as on each floor near the elevators. For my part, I sterilize all touch surfaces--door and water cooler handles, chair arms, bathroom keys, etc.--approximately every two hours when I'm in the office. And finally, for in-person meetings, I try to maintain ample space between chairs, and time between sessions (to spray the office, allowing it plenty of time to make its way down to the chairs and floor), for everyone's protection. Also, there are days when I might be wearing a most basic, disposable paper mask, in our sessions, if I am entering the waning period of effectiveness for my latest-obtained booster shot. -- I will not require you to wear one, unless a new variant that seems particularly contagious and/or dangerous takes hold in this area. Please know that I am open to any additional suggestions you might have, going forward.
Self Esteem Counseling in Washington, DC
Self-esteem refers to the degree in which we value ourselves and feel confident. When self-esteem is low it greatly affects our well being and can lead to serious mental conditions, like depression. Feelings of low self-esteem are often sustained by constantly comparing oneself to others, and while these negative perceptions are rarely true, the feelings are difficult for patients to shake.
How does self-esteem therapy work?
Self-esteem is primarily learned during childhood, and certain experiences from those years—and our learned reactions to those experiences--may have inhibited its development and shaped who you have become in some less-than-healthy ways. Weekly self-esteem therapy sessions help patients gain a stronger sense of self.
The goal of self-esteem therapy is for patients struggling with low self-esteem to become more confident, assertive, and self-aware. Please note: low self-esteem can have ties to a pre-existing mental health condition--or not. In many instances, you don't need to have a mental illness in order to get better. It's certainly okay to take a pretty good life and want to make it noticeably better, in other words.
I will engage you in solution-focused and emotion-focused work, aimed at achieving a positive and lasting outcome, and as quickly as possible. Some moments may feel challenging, helping you not only think about things differently, but also to experience them differently in real time, all for the purpose of coming up with new, authentic, and powerful endings to the same old stories that tend to circle around in the head.
If you think you are a candidate for self-esteem counseling, or if you would like to learn more about this experiential therapy approach, please don’t hesitate to call or reach out by email.