Dr. Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D
Mental Health Therapist
25301 Cabot Road, Suite 216
I provide professional, caring psychotherapy with a focus on learning the themes and dynamics that were established during one´s upbringing that play a role in the ability to function successfully in life in the present. I help my client determine why it is that they respond the way they do to situations in life and how their physical symptoms may be related to their mental health. I help them access a sense of authenticity to replace some of the defensive postures they have developed out of a need to cope in an environment over which they had little control.
I have extensive experience and training in marital therapy and have had success (in conjunction with the hard work and motivation on the part of the couple), in helping to transform troubled marriages that are on the brink of divorce into relationships that feel meaningful and satisfying.
I utilize a model of treating the underlying causes of addictive behavior (alcohol abuse, drug abuse, sexual acting out, cutting, eating disorders) that includes meeting multiple times a week following detoxifying (in the case of substance) to access the persistent, painful themes that create anxiety that keep a person using addictive substances or performing addictive acts. Some clients utilize a 12-step program along with our individualized work, others do not.
In general, I encourage clients to move toward health at their own pace. We establish together whether once-a-week sessions will be satisfactory or whether meeting multiple times a week might provide better containment and promote deeper, faster results. I create an atmosphere where self-exploration feels creative, safe, and individualized.
I welcome clients of any spiritual persuasion, and because I have functioned within church fellowship circles, I have insight into the messages and issues that arise from within this setting.
I have completed a doctoral program in psychoanalysis and encourage exploration of issues in a more in depth manner, rather than attempting only to eliminate or control symptoms.
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