We work close-in, which is our way of describing how closely we pay attention to the process of therapy and the relational dynamics of the patients. Our therapy actively seeks to uncover and confront the relational patterns that prohibit patients from having the life they desire. The “here and now” interactions are far more therapeutically profitable than content and facts that are being shared.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
We believe that people come to therapy to change and working close-in is the best chance of realizing that change. Sometimes this can feel intense for both the patient and the therapist. All participants, including the therapist, must voice distrust openly, be willing to give and receive feedback, embrace mystery and respect their own limitations. Truthfulness is paramount to life change.
Charles Winton, Jr., LPC, MMFT, EMDR-II
Licensed Professional Counselor