Jay Jemail, Ph.D.
5829 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19807
Psychotherapy can be different things but it has to have respect, be safe, confidential, have good boundaries, and it has to be based on a good understanding of the needs and underlying factors that bring the patient/client to do this work. It is not about specific techniques but a good understanding of the individual's conscious and unconscious life. Dr. Jemail draws from personality theory, communication, traditional and psychdynamic approaches, cognitive behavioral work, work with trauma, understanding of medicine and Eastern approaches to change in order to work with the individual client. Dr. Jemail can provide a path, the individual sets the goals, pace and level of work.
Susan Maroto, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
5 Christy Drive, Suite 102, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317
Psychotherapy should ideally be a fun and interesting process of self-exploration. It is often helpful to have a neutral (but supportive) person with whom to discuss your concerns. You should be able to take away something helpful, whether an idea, concept, or a new way of looking at an issue or pattern in your life. It doesn't have to take forever - you should feel within the first session that the therapist generally "got it" and was able to say something helpful to you.