I am Sally Watkins, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Folsom and Lincoln California. Adults-individuals and couples-are the focus of my twenty year practice. I provide an accepting, supportive experience in a comfortable setting where it is safe to explore the important issues of your life. I am an active therapist, sometimes gently confrontational, who wants your highest wellbeing. (Click here to go to About Sally)
CORE ISSUES NOT SYMPTOMS
Core issues must be resolved and not merely the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and addiction. There is always a deep basis for recurring symptoms, an embedded belief from childhood, trauma, or fear that keeps us stuck. Without uncovering the truth of how you formed, it is likely that symptoms will return to dog you. Using a wide range of therapeutic modalities-cognitive, gestalt, narrative, and psychosynthesis, I will help you contact that place where many of your problems originated. This is active sometimes intense therapy.
If you seek more meaning in your life, decide to matter to yourself, and want to realize more of your cherished dreams, I will help you accelerate your movement toward these goals. Authenticity, truth telling, and contacting the heart as well as the mind will be necessary to guide us.
TOOLS AND SKILLS
Your childhood may have left you with some emotional and psychological deficits. Therapy sessions will provide the tools necessary to:
- Assert your needs and preferences.
- Contain and manage strong emotions like anger.
- Listen and communicate effectively.
- Be sensitive and empathic with others.
- Feel and express warmth and love.
For people who are no longer looking to a spouse or partner for their ultimate fulfillment but have decided to contact their own source for love and approval, I offer relationship counseling. Exposing the myth that we need others to change and work on accepting others and changing ourselves instead, couples work can be an amazing vehicle for self empowerment and individuation.