Costs:

I provide affordable therapy, and will work with you to find cost-effective support. There are many options. Even if you have insurance, there may be reasons to not use it for therapy, such as privacy, co-pays, deductibles, wanting a specific therapist, etc.

I work on a sliding scale from $45-90 for a 60-minute session, based on what you can afford.  If you can’t afford $45, please contact me and let’s talk through some options; I want you to be able to get the help you need.

I do not work with any insurance companies at this time.

At the moment, I have openings for clients on all three days in Colorado Springs (Mon., Tues., Wed.).

Methods I Use:

Reflective listening.  Listening is the beginning of all good therapy.  It is important for you to bring your problems to the surface and openly explore possible solutions.  This can be done through reflective listening.  I

Psychoeducation.  There are many aspects of how our brains function that most people are not aware of. Cognitive neuroscience, psychology, medicine, biology and other fields are daily providing new information about how the brain works.  Understanding some of these things is often helpful in learning how to improve the way we deal with life.  I provide clients with as much information as I can regarding what I know about the brain which might be helpful to them in addressing their own problems.  Knowing about ourselves helps us manage our challenges.

Experiential (gestalt) therapy.  While cognitive therapy can be very helpful, it often takes more than just a discussion to foster change.  Experiential therapy uses what is happening right in the session. By experiencing something differently within therapy, we can sometimes find ways to support change in our lives outside of therapy.

Focused breathing and relaxation.  There are some very simple relaxation techniques, which are based on information from modern medicine (and are consistent with some ancient traditions), which people can use to calm themselves very quickly when they are facing difficult situations.  I make sure my clients know how to use these, and we practice them so that they can become tools that get used regularly.

Guided meditation. Guided meditation is a process of accessing inner resources so that you can use those resources to solve personal problems.  This is often used to enhance relaxation, calming and stress/anxiety relief, or to create a better sense of well-being.

Clinical hypnosis.  I have received training in Ericksonian hypnosis.  This is not like stage hypnosis you may have seen for entertainment purposes.  I use this technique only to provide clients with a deeper way to access and use their positive inner resources to solve problems.  You will be in control of yourself at all times.  This form of hypnosis requires and utilizes your full cooperation.  You may think of it as a more focused version of guided meditation.  More on clinical hypnosis….

Trauma Dynamics.  Trauma dynamics is a modality that utilizes what we know about how the human autonomic nervous system operates in order to support people to heal from internalized distress due to traumatic or highly stressful life events.  It also provides some calming techniques, and includes some experiential work on relational issues.  I find this modality to be very helpful, and I integrate it into what I do with most clients.  Trauma Dynamics is based on the work of Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Eric Wolterstorff, therapist Saj Razvi, LPC and others. (www.TraumaDynamics.com)

Cognitive therapy.  Cognitive therapy targets our thinking processes, which may be dysfunctional and may be causing us some distress or creating difficulties in our lives.  It targets cognitive distortions, which are beliefs about the world or people which cause these difficulties, and explores how these dysfunctional thinking patterns can be changed.

If you have questions about the forms of therapy I provide, please ask me.

Biographical Sketch:

Jeff Farmer, MA, is a psychotherapist in practice in Colorado Springs, CO.  He has had many years of experience in the helping professions (Education, at a variety of levels) before moving into the counseling field.  He specializes in anxiety, addiction and, notably, trauma (which is often an underlying cause of the other two), as well as working with those who have no diagnosis, or are diagnosed with mood or attention disorders.   He has a Master’s degree in Counseling, and additional specialized training in both trauma treatment and the use of clinical hypnosis.

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