Psychological services can change the way a person feels, thinks, behaves, or relates to others. Changing these aspects of our lives can change our experience of life in profound ways. It is not necessary for you to know what kind of therapy service you want. Dr. Nomura provides free consultations. During the consultation, you can discuss your concerns and goals. Dr. Nomura will discuss which therapy strategies are relevant.
Dr. Nomura offers a wide variety of therapeutic services. The appropriate therapy depends on a number of factors, including the type of concern and the age of the client. All therapy strategies include the development of a special client/psychologist relationship and the use of scientifically tested techniques.
Is therapy right for me?
Seeking therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy or bring their children to therapy.
Sometimes, they need help with long-standing psychological issues, such as problems with anxiety or depression. Some children bring special challenges to their parents, such as defiant behavior or poor school performance.
Coping and Adjusting-
At other times, individuals need support adjusting to unusual stressors or changes in life. These issues range from adults coping with stress in their relationships and careers to children adjusting to divorce or relocation. Some children need help coping with grief, school stress, social pressure, divorce, and other obstacles in life.
Many seek the advice of a therapist as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help adults and adolescents by providing insight, support, new strategies, and new options for all types of life challenges. Working with a therapist can help children and adolescents maximize their potential and find success in their lives.
How do sessions work?
Traditional talk-based therapies are used in many situations. This usually involves speaking with you or your child for 45 minutes to 75 minutes once per week. During the first session, Dr. Nomura will explain how therapy works and listen carefully to all of your concerns. Dr. Nomura will work with you to see the situation from your unique perspective. That type of understanding is necessary for a psychologist to collaborate with you to make powerful changes in your life or your child’s life. Therapists fail when they do not truly understand their client’s experience. Dr. Nomura’s priority is earning your trust and confidence. With the special psychologist-client relationship in place, Dr. Nomura relies on a variety of research supported strategies to empower you or your child to move efficiently toward specific therapeutic goals.
What are sessions like?
Each session is unique and caters to the client’s needs and goals. Usually, sessions are conducted with an established, regular agenda. Sometimes, especially with younger clients, sessions involve activities such as play therapy or parent training (coaching parents through challenging child behaviors). Therapy might also include assessment-like activities, such as interviewing, rating scales, or functional behavior analysis (discovering the cause of a behavior). Activities are also used with adolescent and adult clients. These activities might include guided exposure, thought records, and role-playing.
How long does therapy last?
In addition to traditional approaches, which may last 8 to 16 weeks, Dr. Nomura offer briefer (but effective) options for some problems. For example, parent consultation is available to assist parents with targeted concerns. Sometimes, this type of consultation involves the development of an intervention protocol (strategy) to implement at home. It might also involve sessions where parents practice special skills or children are taught new behaviors Problem-focused therapy and conflict resolution can be effective for some concerns with older clients.
How do I know what kind of therapy is right for me or my child?
Dr. Nomura’s extensive training and experience mean that he can offer a variety of approaches. The techniques of therapy are selected in a collaborative way, with Dr. Nomura listening carefully to the goals and needs of his client or client’s parents.
Dr. Nomura’s strategies include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Focused Therapy, Parent Consultation, Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Therapy, Parent Training, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Exposure Therapies, Relaxation Training, Anger Management Training, Social Skills Training, Problem-Focused Therapy, and Conflict Resolution