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We all have a unique course of life. However, sometimes life circumstances cause us anxiety, depression, pain or a general discontent. We might feel empty, stuck, puzzled or overwhelmed.

I view psychotherapy as a way of gaining relief from suffering. It helps in reaching intellectual, emotional, and spiritual balance. Through uncovering the barriers that prevent us from reaching our potential we can become our true self. Psychotherapy allows us to gain insight into a better understanding of ourselves and others. It is a process that can enable us to learn new, more constructive ways of dealing with difficulties, and more enjoyable ways of relating to others and ourselves. It is a way to uncover clarity of our past, present, and future which will lead to peace of mind and wisdom of oneself and life.

My psychodynamic and psychoanalytic orientations give me a deeper understanding of dynamics of my patients' problems. In a supportive and comfortable atmosphere I work towards helping them to gain control of their life, become aware of the cause of the problem, and find a way to change, accept or see things in different perspective.

In my work I incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. EMDR is a method of deep and accelerated processing of material (painful thoughts, feelings, experiences caused by past, present, or future) that may be inaccessible in traditional talk therapy. EMDR has been proven to be especially effective to treat trauma, addiction, and anxiety disorders.

My experience and educational background is focused on clinical psychology, psychodynamic psychotherapy, EMDR treatment, and psychotherapy of addiction and co-dependency.

I specialize in treatment of:
•  trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
•  isolation and adjustment problems
•  immigration trauma
•  growing up in an abusive/dysfunctional home    (developmental trauma/complex PTSD)
•  alcoholism, addiction, and co-dependency
•  relationship difficulties and family problems
•  interpersonal difficulties
•  problems with own autonomy and assertiveness
•  anxiety and depression
•  low self-esteem
•  grieving: overcoming divorce, loss of a loved one, loss of a job
•  life transitions: career change, marriage, pregnancy
•  mindfulness

I offer individual therapy in English and Polish. Depending on patient’s individual needs, I offer short term or long term treatment. Audio-video and phone sessions available.

Pharmacological treatment (referrals to psychiatrist) and referrals for psychological testing available if necessary.
Katarzyna Dlugosz Mental Health Counseling, PLLC