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Alysha Palacio

I am a lover of pastries; give me all the baked goods. You can find me baking and experimenting with vegan baked goodies in the kitchen or overwhelmed with joy at a local bakery.

I have three years of clinical work, working with individuals, couples, and families at a private group practice. Mainly, I help clients embrace being experts in their own lives. I have assisted individuals with anxiety, depression, PTSD, perfectionism, self-critical thoughts, relationship concerns, intergenerational work, and working through grief.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is therapy?
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 Therapy is an opportunity to learn how to live your life in a more fulfilling and satisfying way. Therapy is the process of meeting with a therapist to resolve problem-solving skills, learn or enhance coping skills for anxiety and depression, bereavement, relationship concerns, explore beliefs and feelings, and so on.I’ve never been to see a counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, or psychoanalyst. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?Absolutely not! People who ask for help and have the bravery to make that help happen. We are social beings and not meant to shoulder the world on our own. Everyone needs support! “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”- Dr. Brené Brown

What benefits can I expect from working with a therapist?
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Several benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Therapy can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include: Attaining a better understanding of yourself and your personal goals and values, Developing skills for improving your relationships, Finding a resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy, Find new ways to cope with stress and anxiety, Improving communications skills - learn how to listen to others, and have others listen to you, Getting "unstuck" from unhealthy patterns - breaking old behaviors and developing new ones as well as discovering new ways to solve problems.

How long will it take?
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A session lasts 50 minutes, but some people request longer sessions. Usually, weekly sessions are best. Some people who are in crisis or extreme distress need more than one session per week, at least until the crisis passes. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them. The length of time in therapy depends on what you want to get out of it. Some people choose to be in therapy for months or years. I tend to work long-term with clients. Much of the length of therapy depends on your commitment to the therapy process. Your investment and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place help determine how long we might work together. I want to get the most out of therapy, what can I do? Show up, both literally and emotionally. Be an active participant in the session. I’m not an expert on your life, so it takes some time for me to understand what’s truly going on, where you are feeling stuck, and to fully hear your stories, your history, and your needs. So you need to talk. In between sessions, it is beneficial to think about and process what was discussed. At times, you may be asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records. For therapy to "work," you must be an active participant, both in and outside of the therapy sessions.

What if I don't know what my goals are for therapy?
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If you aren't sure what your goals are for therapy, we can figure it out together. It may take several sessions before a direction is clarified. Your therapeutic goals may change; however, establishing a direction for therapy will help you get the most out of the experience.

Is therapy confidential?
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The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information will not be disclosed without written permission; however, there are some limitations to confidentiality. Exceptions include: Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse- the therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s- the therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim. If a client intends to harm themselves- the therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety.