The word psychotherapy literally means a healing of the mind, or psyche.


We now recognize that ‘mind’ involves our thoughts, our emotions, the connections between our thoughts and emotions, and also our physical bodies.


Mind operates at both a conscious level (in our awareness) as well as an unconscious level (out of our direct awareness).

Individual Therapy

  • Do you no longer enjoy things that you used to?
  • Are you experiencing difficulties in relating to others or navigating a life transition?
  • Have you recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness that has changed how you look at life?

Sometimes people want to do things differently in their lives, but don’t know where to begin. If fear, anxiety or depression hold you back, you can work through issues with a skilled and compassionate therapist who can help you make peace with the past and nurture the skills to live fully in the present.

Couples and Family Therapy

Are you experiencing problems with a partner or family member? Do you toggle between being too dependent on others and shutting people out?


Couples and family therapy may allow you to explore and work through relationship dynamics, issues around intimacy, and/or conflicts around parenting.

Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

These therapies are based on the idea that what we think influences how we feel and how we feel influences what we do. Through acceptance strategies or by replacing negative thoughts or core beliefs with thoughts that are more balanced, you can change your life—often dramatically

Clinical Hypnosis and Guided Imagery

Clinical Hypnosis and Guided Imagery are two of the oldest forms of therapy known. Both involve focused attention directed toward a positive therapeutic outcome and can be very helpful in achieving desired personal change.

The Mind-Body Connection

The mind and body have often been thought of as separate and independent worlds. Yet science recognizes that mind and body are in constant communication in many ways.


Mind-body therapies utilize natural links between our physical, emotional and mental makeup to

  • positively influence mood disorders and anxiety patterns
  • positively influence physical conditions
  • manage pain, and
  • address the ways in which past experiences continue to leave unhealthy imprints on our physical, emotional and mental functioning in the present.


In addition to various talk therapies, mind-body therapies frequently utilize clinical hypnosis, guided imagery, expressive therapies (such as writing and journaling) and a range of approaches that work from the body up to the mind, such as movement modalities (yoga, t’ai chi, qi gong, walking meditation and mindful eating practices).


For more information on how self-expression and mindfulness can be of specific help to you, and/or which practice would be most beneficial, contact Dr. Freitag.