Donald A. Labonte, MA, MSW, LMHC, LCDP, NCAC II
33 College Hill Rd., Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
As I see it, psychotherapy is a relationship of trust. It encourages a person to be themselves fully in a bond of trust in order to grow as a whole person. It is also a process wherein an individual can become more deeply aware of one's strengths as well as one's personal challenges. At its core is a relationship involving one person's faith in the other's intrinsic ability to face and deal with life's challenges.
Helen Sheehan, M.Ed, MSW, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
33 College Hill Rd., Ste 30E, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Psychotherapy involves client and therapist having mutual respect for each other, and having the client feel valued, listened to, understood. The treatment approaches used will vary based on your need, and we probably will use several. I believe in dealilng with problems from several directions...some behavioral (things you will need to do), cognitive (looking at and thinkiing differently about things), emotionally (Internal Family Systems Therapy IFS), and educational (learning skills or information that will help you to achieve your goals. We may use self-hypnosis to reduce anxiety, to help with sleep, and for other purposes. If we use it, you are always in full control of yourself.