We Know How Addiction Feels
Powerlessness, broken self-trust, feelings of inadequacy, and fear characterize the haunting nature of addictions. Addictions can distort our internal world with a powerful iron fist. Feeling helpless, we wonder if our addictions will ravage our lives. We fear the proverbial “rock bottom,” wondering if we must be devastated to make significant changes. Facing an addiction doesn’t require a devastating event. It takes consistency.
In this light, battling an addiction requires that we pay attention to common moving pieces. We want to be mindful of your patterned responses, the ways you withhold your breath emotionally, and the areas where you might be starving for vitality and thrill. While giving serious attention to your internal health, we’ll also help you develop behavioral tactics to protect yourself from unwanted or harmful behaviors.
We Know How to Break the Cycle
- Understand how to undo the shame that keeps the cycle going
- Learn how to acknowledge the underlying mechanisms so you can choose the behaviors you want
- Reconnect with your confidence by regaining your own trust
- Recreate the self-dialogue that is full of self-esteem and true satisfaction
- Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact us to see how we can find your solution.
Meeting the specific needs that you may have, individual sessions are tailored to fully address your challenges with caution, care, and detailed consideration. Working with your primary therapist, you’ll be able to understand the anatomy of your discomfort, what it takes to deconstruct it, and how to build happiness and peace.
Many couples get stuck in the web they created either unintentionally or subconsciously. Your couple’s therapist will be able to determine how the web was made and how to tear it down. We’ll help you communicate efficiently and create patterns for staying connected for the long haul.
Parents feel disrespected and frustrated while their children feel trapped and invisible. Although the ongoing power struggle keeps families hopeless, your family therapist will work to dismantle the entrenched dynamics that keep you arguing. It is our goal to ensure you know how to create connectedness, even in the most challenging circumstances.
In person therapy is one of the fastest and most effective way to experience progress towards your goals. Sitting with a therapist in a traditional setting allows for increased non-verbal communication, and can feel like a break from daily or weekly routines. If you are interested in the support and connection that in-person counseling facilitates, we would love to hear from you.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic approach that can be highly effective in treating anxiety, addictions, trauma, phobias, and ineffective relational patterns. “It changed my life!I used to have daily anxiety, but since EMDR it’s been less intense and I feel like it’s under control.” – Isaac
Located outside the Denver Metro area but still interested in connecting with us for services? We believe physical location should never be a barrier to getting the support you need, so we offer online sessions to keep you moving towards your goals. Contact us today to explore if online counseling with iAmClinic could be a good fit for you.
What should we look for in a therapist who is knowledgeable about LGBTQIA+ issues?
At iAmClinic we are a team of queer, trans, and allied therapists. We believe it is important that you work with someone who has not only walked in your shoes, but has also experienced the changes you seek. You have found a good queer or trans therapist when they can speak from life experience in addition to their academic training. You should look for a therapist who does not need you to teach them about your queer or trans experience, but one who knows because they share that experience with you.
What can I expect in therapy sessions?
We often say that it is our job to work ourselves out of a job. In that light, therapy sessions are collaborations between you and your therapist. We first want to earn your trust by being safe, well-trained, and capable. As the therapeutic process takes shape, it becomes a working relationship, much like teamwork. We often provide psychological education on certain behavioral patterns or relational dynamics and provide safe feedback that will help you grow in a safe environment. We also take great pride in showing up authentically, so you’ll get to know your therapist as much as we get to know you. We affirm what research tells us time and time again: It is the therapeutic relationship that is most important. As a result, therapy sessions are more of a safe place to be challenged, to be heard, and to be allowed to be honest with how you show up in the world.
How long will therapy take?
The length of therapy deepens on what you would like to address and how deep you want to go. Many people like to address a specific issue, while others want to reach a new level of wholeness. Although a specific number of sessions cannot be determined, you can work closely with your therapist to get the most out of every minute you are with us.
How much will therapy cost?
We have a wide range of experienced therapists who offer a variety of price points. Depending on what you would like to address and how deep you’d like to go, therapy will range in price. If you’d like to set a free consultation with a therapist, they will help give you an anticipated range of the cost.
Can therapy help me cope with discrimination and stigma?
Yes. Therapy, especially therapy with queer, trans, or allied therapists, can be helpful in giving you tools to cope with, desensitizing reactions, and finding confidence to deal with discrimination and stigma. We often act as advocates when it is appropriate and help you find resources that offer support and assistance. In terms of therapy, we can use modalities like EMDR or Breathwork to help you gain the skills and insights to help you stand firm in a heterosexist, cisgendered world.
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