Dr. Stammen provides confidential psychotherapy services to adults for a variety of problems. Some of these include anxiety/stress, depression/grief, phobias, anger management, marital or relationship issues, trauma recovery, divorce issues, gay or lesbian issues, transgender issues, substance abuse, and eating disorders or weight problems. She draws upon various intervention strategies and will customize your therapy by utilizing the treatment approach that has been found most successful to help resolve your specific issue. Some of the interventions or therapies that she typically utilizes include behavioral therapy (identifying and changing unwanted behaviors), cognitive therapy (identifying how you think and challenging and changing negative thoughts that can influence your feelings), interpersonal therapy (increasing your communication skills to improve your relationships), and solution focused therapy (learning new ways to deal with your problems that will produce better outcomes in the future).
Psychotherapy involves an initial information gathering session to discuss your problems, determine a diagnosis, and set goals. Testing may be a part of this assessment. Psychotherapy is a process where you work with Dr. Stammen to achieve your goals. It requires an active participation and commitment on your part as well as hers. As therapy progresses, your progress and goals will be reviewed. Dr. Stammen's goal is to establish a therapeutic working relationship with you in a safe environment where you can achieve the change needed to empower your life. Most of her referrals come from medical professionals in the area or previous clients.
Dr. Stammen also provides psychological evaluations for adults. Some of the more common adult evaluations include testing for gastric bypass surgery, ADHD, and personality issues.