Martha Diehl, MSW, LCSW

My PhilosophyI believe that the cornerstone for effective psychotherapy is the relationship between client and therapist. Building this relationship is vitally important in order to create a climate of safety and trust in which the client and therapist can work collaboratively to explore the issues that brought the client into treatment. In this way, an individual is able to experience her/himself fully and authentically in the presence of a compassionate fellow human, thus allowing healing to occur.
I believe that cultivating awareness and the ability to be present with one’s experience is necessary to identify and accept one’s current situation, and then make changes. Therefore, I recommend practicing mindfulness daily,  and can help you start a practice, as well as provide resources for you.

The First Session: What to expect During the first session I will be gathering information about you, including info about what it is you are seeking, your history of previous therapy, relationships, family and medical history. I will also ask for insurance information, at the time. In addition I will be able to answer questions you may have about working with me. We’ll go over my policies and procedures, and come up with a preliminary plan of working together, should we mutually decide to do so. The first session usually lasts from 60-90 minutes. Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes in length.