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Psychotherapy is a service offering clients a safe, understanding, non-judgmental environment wherein to discuss their struggles, discover more about themselves, and gain a level of self-awareness that leads to sustained positive changes in their lives. It can occur individually, with couples, with families, and with groups of all of these (ex: groups of couples; see the Announcements page for information about our current groups).
People present for therapy for all sorts of reasons, but often it is because they are struggling with some aspect of their lives, such as with themselves (identity, acceptance, unhappiness, self-esteem), socially/romantically (lack of relationships, unhealthy/unsafe relationships), education/career (lack of, unhappy with....). Sometimes these struggles lead to depression, anxiety, anger, aggression, substance abuse, and/or problems in life such as with the legal system or their families or jobs, etc. At KP we believe that all struggles can be at least somewhat helped by therapy.
Psychological evaluations can be very useful for a person or a treatment provider to understand more about themselves/clients. These evaluations can assess for intellectual, achievement or cognitive issues, as well as personality dynamics and specific mental illnesses. As this kind of testing can tease apart the origin of problems, it helps to inform treatment choices for clients and/or their providers.
We are not currently conducting psychological evaluations at our practice at this time, but please check back in the future for any updates.
Dr. Kessler is trained in, and is currently performing, Competency and Sanity evaluations, which are always connected to legal charges. Usually these are ordered directly by the court, but sometimes clients and/or their lawyers request private evaluations.