Therapy for Change

Lisa C Wolf, PsyD, LP, CST

 

Therapy for Change

Lisa C Wolf, PsyD, LP, CST

 

Services

Services

I offer psychotherapy for individuals, relationships and groups and work with a range of presentations and diagnosis including but not limited to complex trauma, depression, anxiety, phase of life challenges and relationship concerns. I also address issues of diversity, gender identity, sexual health and sexual/erotic expression. I believe in the healing power of the client therapist relationship and support client‘s expertise as a necessary component for therapy for change.

I am an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist and an AASECT certified Sex Therapist. My clinical experience spans over 25 years.

Individual Therapy
Individuals seek therapy for a variety of reasons. My goal is to provide a supportive and confidential space for clients to share and address the issues they are struggling with, while empowering them to accept all of who they are. I believe that change requires honesty, commitment and compassion, and that change occurs within the client/therapist relationship.

Concerns clients address in session may include:
• Trauma
• The impact of oppression and marginalization on client's lives and identities
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Sexual health
• Gender or sexual identity
• LGBTQIA2S concerns
• Wounds of childhood/Family of origin issues
• Life transitions
• Grief and loss
• Relationship issues
• Work and career issues
• Stress management/reduction
• Conflict resolution

Trauma
Trauma recovery work is a specialty for which I have a wealth of experience. My intention when working with individuals, who have experienced complex trauma or unwanted sexual contact as children or adults, is to provide a safe and confidential space to process feelings, thoughts, and memories related to their trauma. Treatment focuses on building the therapeutic alliance, creating trust, and pacing to avoid re-traumatization. I support clients as they explore the impact of trauma on multiple aspects of their lives, and to experience life beyond abuse and beyond identification with their abuse.

EMDR
Traumatic memories get stored in the brain as unresolved events. When an event happens that mirrors the original traumatic experience, the brain and body reacts as if the original trauma is happening, and creates the same emotions, physical sensations, and thought patterns associated with the traumatic event. EMDR helps to move the storage of the painful memory to a more functional part of the brain that can experience the event as actually being in the past. Physical and emotional change happens so that events that used to trigger the brain into over-reaction no longer have that effect. The original trauma is resolved and the person can now react to the present without the past interfering.

Relationship Therapy
The focus of relationship therapy is to increase connection and intimacy. Relationship therapy may include improving communication, navigating changes in sexual desire and sexual function as a result of stress, injury, trauma, and/or illness, exploring and navigating changes in relationship orientation and erotic expression, and/or healing from infidelity. Partners are seen together for the majority of therapy. Individual sessions with each partner(s) are scheduled to obtain relevant personal history.

Group Therapy
Group process is a very effective treatment modality. In group therapy, the therapeutic relationship expands beyond client and therapist to include the dynamics and interactions between participants. The issues and conflicts that can arise between people, as well as the sharing of accomplishments and personal successes, create the possibility for a rich and powerful healing environment.

Sex Therapy and Sexual Health Education
I approach sex therapy from a sex positive perspective and address these 6 principles of sexual health: consent, non-exploitation, protection from unwanted disease and pregnancy, honesty, shared values and mutual pleasure.

My overarching goal as a sex therapist and sexuality health educator is to support and promote genuine sexual expression. This includes advocating for clients who are marginalized by cultural and societal norms, and/or impacted by the affects of trauma and discrimination on expressions of their sexuality. This also includes educating individuals and normalizing the multiple and varied expressions of one's sexual self. I welcome all identities, relationship orientations and sexual orientations. I believe individuals have a right to love who they love, and love how they love

Common concerns addressed in sex therapy may include:
• Differences in Desire
• Affairs and Infidelity
• Unwanted Sexual Behaviors
• Fetishes
• Pleasure Enrichment
• Performance Anxiety
• Arousal Issues
• Painful Intercourse/Dyspareunia
• Sexless Relationships (Low or No Sex)
• Asexuality
• Premature ejaculation, erectile issues, and delayed ejaculation
• Orgasm difficulties
• Vaginismus
• Sexual Orientation & Identity Issues
• Painful Sex
• Changes in sexual function as a result of illness, injury or stress.
• Relationship orientation concerns

Sex therapists work with individuals and relationships to help resolve sexual health concerns. Since changes in physical, mental, and emotional health affect sexual function, clients participate in a full assessment. This includes a complete sexual history, a history of previous mental health treatment, and may include collaboration with other medical providers in order to rule out or address physiological/medical concerns that might be contributing to the problem. Sex therapists provide sexuality education, support with relational and emotional concerns impacting functioning, and guide clients in developing skills and techniques to address their concerns. Sex therapy does not involve sex, sexual touch, or physical examinations of any kind.

I offer psychotherapy for individuals, relationships and groups and work with a range of presentations and diagnosis including but not limited to complex trauma, depression, anxiety, phase of life challenges and relationship concerns. I also address issues of diversity, gender identity, sexual health and sexual/erotic expression. I believe in the healing power of the client therapist relationship and support client‘s expertise as a necessary component for therapy for change.

I am an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist and an AASECT certified Sex Therapist. My clinical experience spans over 25 years.

Individual Therapy
Individuals seek therapy for a variety of reasons. My goal is to provide a supportive and confidential space for clients to share and address the issues they are struggling with, while empowering them to accept all of who they are. I believe that change requires honesty, commitment and compassion, and that change occurs within the client/therapist relationship.

Concerns clients address in session may include:
• Trauma
• The impact of oppression and marginalization on client's lives and identities
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Sexual health
• Gender or sexual identity
• LGBTQIA2S concerns
• Wounds of childhood/Family of origin issues
• Life transitions
• Grief and loss
• Relationship issues
• Work and career issues
• Stress management/reduction
• Conflict resolution

Trauma
Trauma recovery work is a specialty for which I have a wealth of experience. My intention when working with individuals, who have experienced complex trauma or unwanted sexual contact as children or adults, is to provide a safe and confidential space to process feelings, thoughts, and memories related to their trauma. Treatment focuses on building the therapeutic alliance, creating trust, and pacing to avoid re-traumatization. I support clients as they explore the impact of trauma on multiple aspects of their lives, and to experience life beyond abuse and beyond identification with their abuse.

EMDR
Traumatic memories get stored in the brain as unresolved events. When an event happens that mirrors the original traumatic experience, the brain and body reacts as if the original trauma is happening, and creates the same emotions, physical sensations, and thought patterns associated with the traumatic event. EMDR helps to move the storage of the painful memory to a more functional part of the brain that can experience the event as actually being in the past. Physical and emotional change happens so that events that used to trigger the brain into over-reaction no longer have that effect. The original trauma is resolved and the person can now react to the present without the past interfering.

Relationship Therapy
The focus of relationship therapy is to increase connection and intimacy. Relationship therapy may include improving communication, navigating changes in sexual desire and sexual function as a result of stress, injury, trauma, and/or illness, exploring and navigating changes in relationship orientation and erotic expression, and/or healing from infidelity. Partners are seen together for the majority of therapy. Individual sessions with each partner(s) are scheduled to obtain relevant personal history.

Group Therapy
Group process is a very effective treatment modality. In group therapy, the therapeutic relationship expands beyond client and therapist to include the dynamics and interactions between participants. The issues and conflicts that can arise between people, as well as the sharing of accomplishments and personal successes, create the possibility for a rich and powerful healing environment.

Sex Therapy and Sexual Health Education
I approach sex therapy from a sex positive perspective and address these 6 principles of sexual health: consent, non-exploitation, protection from unwanted disease and pregnancy, honesty, shared values and mutual pleasure.

My overarching goal as a sex therapist and sexuality health educator is to support and promote genuine sexual expression. This includes advocating for clients who are marginalized by cultural and societal norms, and/or impacted by the affects of trauma and discrimination on expressions of their sexuality. This also includes educating individuals and normalizing the multiple and varied expressions of one's sexual self. I welcome all identities, relationship orientations and sexual orientations. I believe individuals have a right to love who they love, and love how they love

Common concerns addressed in sex therapy may include:
• Differences in Desire
• Affairs and Infidelity
• Unwanted Sexual Behaviors
• Fetishes
• Pleasure Enrichment
• Performance Anxiety
• Arousal Issues
• Painful Intercourse/Dyspareunia
• Sexless Relationships (Low or No Sex)
• Asexuality
• Premature ejaculation, erectile issues, and delayed ejaculation
• Orgasm difficulties
• Vaginismus
• Sexual Orientation & Identity Issues
• Painful Sex
• Changes in sexual function as a result of illness, injury or stress.
• Relationship orientation concerns

Sex therapists work with individuals and relationships to help resolve sexual health concerns. Since changes in physical, mental, and emotional health affect sexual function, clients participate in a full assessment. This includes a complete sexual history, a history of previous mental health treatment, and may include collaboration with other medical providers in order to rule out or address physiological/medical concerns that might be contributing to the problem. Sex therapists provide sexuality education, support with relational and emotional concerns impacting functioning, and guide clients in developing skills and techniques to address their concerns. Sex therapy does not involve sex, sexual touch, or physical examinations of any kind.

I offer psychotherapy for individuals, relationships and groups and work with a range of presentations and diagnosis including but not limited to complex trauma, depression, anxiety, phase of life challenges and relationship concerns. I also address issues of diversity, gender identity, sexual health and sexual/erotic expression. I believe in the healing power of the client therapist relationship and support client‘s expertise as a necessary component for therapy for change.

I am an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist and an AASECT certified Sex Therapist. My clinical experience spans over 25 years.

Individual Therapy
Individuals seek therapy for a variety of reasons. My goal is to provide a supportive and confidential space for clients to share and address the issues they are struggling with, while empowering them to accept all of who they are. I believe that change requires honesty, commitment and compassion, and that change occurs within the client/therapist relationship.

Concerns clients address in session may include:
• Trauma
• The impact of oppression and marginalization on client's lives and identities
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Sexual health
• Gender or sexual identity
• LGBTQIA2S concerns
• Wounds of childhood/Family of origin issues
• Life transitions
• Grief and loss
• Relationship issues
• Work and career issues
• Stress management/reduction
• Conflict resolution

Trauma
Trauma recovery work is a specialty for which I have a wealth of experience. My intention when working with individuals, who have experienced complex trauma or unwanted sexual contact as children or adults, is to provide a safe and confidential space to process feelings, thoughts, and memories related to their trauma. Treatment focuses on building the therapeutic alliance, creating trust, and pacing to avoid re-traumatization. I support clients as they explore the impact of trauma on multiple aspects of their lives, and to experience life beyond abuse and beyond identification with their abuse.

EMDR
Traumatic memories get stored in the brain as unresolved events. When an event happens that mirrors the original traumatic experience, the brain and body reacts as if the original trauma is happening, and creates the same emotions, physical sensations, and thought patterns associated with the traumatic event. EMDR helps to move the storage of the painful memory to a more functional part of the brain that can experience the event as actually being in the past. Physical and emotional change happens so that events that used to trigger the brain into over-reaction no longer have that effect. The original trauma is resolved and the person can now react to the present without the past interfering.

Relationship Therapy
The focus of relationship therapy is to increase connection and intimacy. Relationship therapy may include improving communication, navigating changes in sexual desire and sexual function as a result of stress, injury, trauma, and/or illness, exploring and navigating changes in relationship orientation and erotic expression, and/or healing from infidelity. Partners are seen together for the majority of therapy. Individual sessions with each partner(s) are scheduled to obtain relevant personal history.

Group Therapy
Group process is a very effective treatment modality. In group therapy, the therapeutic relationship expands beyond client and therapist to include the dynamics and interactions between participants. The issues and conflicts that can arise between people, as well as the sharing of accomplishments and personal successes, create the possibility for a rich and powerful healing environment.

Sex Therapy and Sexual Health Education
I approach sex therapy from a sex positive perspective and address these 6 principles of sexual health: consent, non-exploitation, protection from unwanted disease and pregnancy, honesty, shared values and mutual pleasure.

My overarching goal as a sex therapist and sexuality health educator is to support and promote genuine sexual expression. This includes advocating for clients who are marginalized by cultural and societal norms, and/or impacted by the affects of trauma and discrimination on expressions of their sexuality. This also includes educating individuals and normalizing the multiple and varied expressions of one's sexual self. I welcome all identities, relationship orientations and sexual orientations. I believe individuals have a right to love who they love, and love how they love

Common concerns addressed in sex therapy may include:
• Differences in Desire
• Affairs and Infidelity
• Unwanted Sexual Behaviors
• Fetishes
• Pleasure Enrichment
• Performance Anxiety
• Arousal Issues
• Painful Intercourse/Dyspareunia
• Sexless Relationships (Low or No Sex)
• Asexuality
• Premature ejaculation, erectile issues, and delayed ejaculation
• Orgasm difficulties
• Vaginismus
• Sexual Orientation & Identity Issues
• Painful Sex
• Changes in sexual function as a result of illness, injury or stress.
• Relationship orientation concerns

Sex therapists work with individuals and relationships to help resolve sexual health concerns. Since changes in physical, mental, and emotional health affect sexual function, clients participate in a full assessment. This includes a complete sexual history, a history of previous mental health treatment, and may include collaboration with other medical providers in order to rule out or address physiological/medical concerns that might be contributing to the problem. Sex therapists provide sexuality education, support with relational and emotional concerns impacting functioning, and guide clients in developing skills and techniques to address their concerns. Sex therapy does not involve sex, sexual touch, or physical examinations of any kind.

I offer psychotherapy for individuals, relationships and groups and work with a range of presentations and diagnosis including but not limited to complex trauma, depression, anxiety, phase of life challenges and relationship concerns. I also address issues of diversity, gender identity, sexual health and sexual/erotic expression. I believe in the healing power of the client therapist relationship and support client‘s expertise as a necessary component for therapy for change.

I am an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist and an AASECT certified Sex Therapist. My clinical experience spans over 25 years.

Individual Therapy
Individuals seek therapy for a variety of reasons. My goal is to provide a supportive and confidential space for clients to share and address the issues they are struggling with, while empowering them to accept all of who they are. I believe that change requires honesty, commitment and compassion, and that change occurs within the client/therapist relationship.

Concerns clients address in session may include:
• Trauma
• The impact of oppression and marginalization on client's lives and identities
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Sexual health
• Gender or sexual identity
• LGBTQIA2S concerns
• Wounds of childhood/Family of origin issues
• Life transitions
• Grief and loss
• Relationship issues
• Work and career issues
• Stress management/reduction
• Conflict resolution

Trauma
Trauma recovery work is a specialty for which I have a wealth of experience. My intention when working with individuals, who have experienced complex trauma or unwanted sexual contact as children or adults, is to provide a safe and confidential space to process feelings, thoughts, and memories related to their trauma. Treatment focuses on building the therapeutic alliance, creating trust, and pacing to avoid re-traumatization. I support clients as they explore the impact of trauma on multiple aspects of their lives, and to experience life beyond abuse and beyond identification with their abuse.

EMDR
Traumatic memories get stored in the brain as unresolved events. When an event happens that mirrors the original traumatic experience, the brain and body reacts as if the original trauma is happening, and creates the same emotions, physical sensations, and thought patterns associated with the traumatic event. EMDR helps to move the storage of the painful memory to a more functional part of the brain that can experience the event as actually being in the past. Physical and emotional change happens so that events that used to trigger the brain into over-reaction no longer have that effect. The original trauma is resolved and the person can now react to the present without the past interfering.

Relationship Therapy
The focus of relationship therapy is to increase connection and intimacy. Relationship therapy may include improving communication, navigating changes in sexual desire and sexual function as a result of stress, injury, trauma, and/or illness, exploring and navigating changes in relationship orientation and erotic expression, and/or healing from infidelity. Partners are seen together for the majority of therapy. Individual sessions with each partner(s) are scheduled to obtain relevant personal history.

Group Therapy
Group process is a very effective treatment modality. In group therapy, the therapeutic relationship expands beyond client and therapist to include the dynamics and interactions between participants. The issues and conflicts that can arise between people, as well as the sharing of accomplishments and personal successes, create the possibility for a rich and powerful healing environment.

Sex Therapy and Sexual Health Education
I approach sex therapy from a sex positive perspective and address these 6 principles of sexual health: consent, non-exploitation, protection from unwanted disease and pregnancy, honesty, shared values and mutual pleasure.

My overarching goal as a sex therapist and sexuality health educator is to support and promote genuine sexual expression. This includes advocating for clients who are marginalized by cultural and societal norms, and/or impacted by the affects of trauma and discrimination on expressions of their sexuality. This also includes educating individuals and normalizing the multiple and varied expressions of one's sexual self. I welcome all identities, relationship orientations and sexual orientations. I believe individuals have a right to love who they love, and love how they love

Common concerns addressed in sex therapy may include:
• Differences in Desire
• Affairs and Infidelity
• Unwanted Sexual Behaviors
• Fetishes
• Pleasure Enrichment
• Performance Anxiety
• Arousal Issues
• Painful Intercourse/Dyspareunia
• Sexless Relationships (Low or No Sex)
• Asexuality
• Premature ejaculation, erectile issues, and delayed ejaculation
• Orgasm difficulties
• Vaginismus
• Sexual Orientation & Identity Issues
• Painful Sex
• Changes in sexual function as a result of illness, injury or stress.
• Relationship orientation concerns

Sex therapists work with individuals and relationships to help resolve sexual health concerns. Since changes in physical, mental, and emotional health affect sexual function, clients participate in a full assessment. This includes a complete sexual history, a history of previous mental health treatment, and may include collaboration with other medical providers in order to rule out or address physiological/medical concerns that might be contributing to the problem. Sex therapists provide sexuality education, support with relational and emotional concerns impacting functioning, and guide clients in developing skills and techniques to address their concerns. Sex therapy does not involve sex, sexual touch, or physical examinations of any kind.

I offer psychotherapy for individuals, relationships and groups and work with a range of presentations and diagnosis including but not limited to complex trauma, depression, anxiety, phase of life challenges and relationship concerns. I also address issues of diversity, gender identity, sexual health and sexual/erotic expression. I believe in the healing power of the client therapist relationship and support client‘s expertise as a necessary component for therapy for change.

I am an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist and an AASECT certified Sex Therapist. My clinical experience spans over 25 years.

Individual Therapy
Individuals seek therapy for a variety of reasons. My goal is to provide a supportive and confidential space for clients to share and address the issues they are struggling with, while empowering them to accept all of who they are. I believe that change requires honesty, commitment and compassion, and that change occurs within the client/therapist relationship.

Concerns clients address in session may include:
• Trauma
• The impact of oppression and marginalization on client's lives and identities
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Sexual health
• Gender or sexual identity
• LGBTQIA2S concerns
• Wounds of childhood/Family of origin issues
• Life transitions
• Grief and loss
• Relationship issues
• Work and career issues
• Stress management/reduction
• Conflict resolution

Trauma
Trauma recovery work is a specialty for which I have a wealth of experience. My intention when working with individuals, who have experienced complex trauma or unwanted sexual contact as children or adults, is to provide a safe and confidential space to process feelings, thoughts, and memories related to their trauma. Treatment focuses on building the therapeutic alliance, creating trust, and pacing to avoid re-traumatization. I support clients as they explore the impact of trauma on multiple aspects of their lives, and to experience life beyond abuse and beyond identification with their abuse.

EMDR
Traumatic memories get stored in the brain as unresolved events. When an event happens that mirrors the original traumatic experience, the brain and body reacts as if the original trauma is happening, and creates the same emotions, physical sensations, and thought patterns associated with the traumatic event. EMDR helps to move the storage of the painful memory to a more functional part of the brain that can experience the event as actually being in the past. Physical and emotional change happens so that events that used to trigger the brain into over-reaction no longer have that effect. The original trauma is resolved and the person can now react to the present without the past interfering.

Relationship Therapy
The focus of relationship therapy is to increase connection and intimacy. Relationship therapy may include improving communication, navigating changes in sexual desire and sexual function as a result of stress, injury, trauma, and/or illness, exploring and navigating changes in relationship orientation and erotic expression, and/or healing from infidelity. Partners are seen together for the majority of therapy. Individual sessions with each partner(s) are scheduled to obtain relevant personal history.

Group Therapy
Group process is a very effective treatment modality. In group therapy, the therapeutic relationship expands beyond client and therapist to include the dynamics and interactions between participants. The issues and conflicts that can arise between people, as well as the sharing of accomplishments and personal successes, create the possibility for a rich and powerful healing environment.

Sex Therapy and Sexual Health Education
I approach sex therapy from a sex positive perspective and address these 6 principles of sexual health: consent, non-exploitation, protection from unwanted disease and pregnancy, honesty, shared values and mutual pleasure.

My overarching goal as a sex therapist and sexuality health educator is to support and promote genuine sexual expression. This includes advocating for clients who are marginalized by cultural and societal norms, and/or impacted by the affects of trauma and discrimination on expressions of their sexuality. This also includes educating individuals and normalizing the multiple and varied expressions of one's sexual self. I welcome all identities, relationship orientations and sexual orientations. I believe individuals have a right to love who they love, and love how they love

Common concerns addressed in sex therapy may include:
• Differences in Desire
• Affairs and Infidelity
• Unwanted Sexual Behaviors
• Fetishes
• Pleasure Enrichment
• Performance Anxiety
• Arousal Issues
• Painful Intercourse/Dyspareunia
• Sexless Relationships (Low or No Sex)
• Asexuality
• Premature ejaculation, erectile issues, and delayed ejaculation
• Orgasm difficulties
• Vaginismus
• Sexual Orientation & Identity Issues
• Painful Sex
• Changes in sexual function as a result of illness, injury or stress.
• Relationship orientation concerns

Sex therapists work with individuals and relationships to help resolve sexual health concerns. Since changes in physical, mental, and emotional health affect sexual function, clients participate in a full assessment. This includes a complete sexual history, a history of previous mental health treatment, and may include collaboration with other medical providers in order to rule out or address physiological/medical concerns that might be contributing to the problem. Sex therapists provide sexuality education, support with relational and emotional concerns impacting functioning, and guide clients in developing skills and techniques to address their concerns. Sex therapy does not involve sex, sexual touch, or physical examinations of any kind.

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For inquiries please call 734-730-5534

For inquiries please
call 734-730-5534

© 2017-19   |   Lisa C Wolf, PsyD, LP, CST   |   Therapy for Change, PLLC

© 2017-19   |   Lisa C Wolf, PsyD, LP, CST   |   Therapy for Change, PLLC

© 2017-19   |    Lisa C Wolf, PsyD, LP, CST
Therapy for Change, PLLC