My therapeutic style combines psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and existential therapy. I am a firm believer in each client being different and thus tailoring my approach. As a result, my modality varies by client. The brain is an interesting puzzle, and like most other challenges in life, one size does not fit all.

 

Nevertheless, there are some constants in my approach, as follows:

  • "Alright, what should we do now?" You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. How you move forward is at times more important than your past and a better return on your emotional investment.

  • Thoughts and feelings cannot harm you, even the awful ones. They're just thoughts and feelings.

  • Without kindness toward yourself, you will struggle to make progress.

  • Motivation is key to therapy. Why are you in therapy and what do you want from it?

  • You frequently only need to make small changes in your life to see big results.

  • A lot of our work will be about boundaries. Many people don't know how to put healthy boundaries on themselves and their relationships, while others have boundaries that are too rigid.

  • Improvement requires effort, in therapy and out of therapy. You will spend only 1 out of 168 hours per week in my office. It is important that my clients remember they hold the key.

  • Our world is colorful; I will try and steer you away from black and white thinking whenever possible.

  • I won't often ask you the cliché, "how does that make you feel?" unless it is crucial information, but I'll encourage you to start thinking more about your emotions and vulnerabilities and to start sharing them in session.

  • Humor is required. 

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Jesse Saland, LCSW-R

23H East Market Street

Rhinebeck, NY 

845-392-1460

rhinebecktherapy@gmail.com

2020 Jesse Saland, LCSW-R

Rhinebeck Therapy

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