About Therapy

Therapy Works

As more and more research is conducted, one thing becomes increasingly clear: therapy works. Independent researchers continually find the benefits of psychotherapy not only endure but increase over time. Even more compelling is the finding that the indicators of emotional health for recipients of psychodynamic therapy equal and often exceed those of medication. To see the research for yourself, click here: The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Effective therapy actually alters the chemicals in your brain and rewires your neural pathways, transforming the way you process information about yourself and the world. In fact, therapy has even been shown to have a powerful impact on physical diseases. In one study, patients with metastatic breast cancer who received therapy lived an average of 18 months longer than those who did not. You can find out more about how therapy impacts the brain and body by clicking on the following link: Evidence Is In: Psychotherapy Changes the Brain.

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Therapy: The basics

At the beginning of treatment, it is recommended that you meet with your therapist weekly. Standard sessions are 50-minutes long. You may request longer sessions in advance if you plan ahead and schedule them with your therapist. To set something up, all you have to do is email or call us and determine a time that works for you and for your therapist. To learn more about our team and choose which therapist is best for you, please visit the Therapy Team page.

Brooke’s Testimonials

Brooke has really helped me to overcome the problems in my life that I was starting to believe couldn’t change. I now understand where my depression and anxiety came from and they are no longer a part of my life. I now feel a sense of peace and purpose.

Anonymous Client

I’ve recommended Brooke to so many of my friends and colleagues, I’m starting to feel like her personal cheerleader. But it can’t be helped. When I look back on the past year, without a doubt the most difficult year of my life, I can’t believe how far I’ve come.

Anonymous Client

Brooke has been an incredibly positive influence in my life. I first came to Brooke in the midst of a divorce from my high school sweetheart and best friend. With Brooke’s gentle guidance and supervision, I began the most intense period of personal growth in my life.

Anonymous Client

I have worked with many therapists in the past, but this is the first time I feel that I am making changes that are deep and lasting. Her counseling has truly helped me become free, even from things I wasn’t aware were affecting me. Brooke integrates many different approaches to provide balanced and effective therapy.

Anonymous Client

You are truly an amazing person. I am so grateful for your sincerity and kindness– big-hearted and deep soulfulness. You are incredibly intuitive, insightful and wise. You are a gifted listener and a powerful speaker, passionate and genuine.

Anonymous Client

Brooke is kind and warm, but not afraid to challenge you. She is caring, authentic and compassionate as well as intelligent and clinically skilled. Brooke possesses great wisdom and intuition, which she balances with knowledge and skill.

Anonymous Client

Just wanted to share that yesterday's session with you, and a long, productive dinner table conversation with my wife last night, started to uncover a huge gap between perception and reality in my understanding of the status I held in our marriage. Our session opened my eyes to the fact that the inequity I've long felt comes from a place of assumed unworthiness. I'm so thankful for this journey we are taking together, with your help, towards deeper, more productive understanding.

Anonymous Client

I want to thank you again for your continued help and expertise, and more specifically for yesterday's learning opportunity about how I can communicate more effectively.  After your ultimately appreciated prodding you made me feel comfortable with the idea that expressing confusion or even doubt can serve as valuable conversation-assets, and I look forward to moving forward without those those self-inflicted parameters.

Anonymous Client

After every session I come away feeling better prepared to start shining light into shadows I've hustled past for a long, long time... some rational ones, but a lot more aren't. Shame is such a stealthy master; He's been the monkey on my back for a long time. You totally called it. I'm so grateful for your guidance and skill and although sometimes I may shuffle and others I may leap, after our sessions I always feel like I'm moving forward.

Anonymous Client

With your help, I've finally started to understand that while my vivid imagination often wants to create terrifying monsters under the bed, in a lot of cases those monsters are nothing more than a heap of decidedly less-terrifying laundry I've avoided for too long that just needs to be aired out and put away. Which is definitely a lot easier than monster slaying. Thank you for shedding light in the dark places I was too afraid to face alone.

Anonymous Client

Paula’s Testimonials

Paula was regarded as one of the best therapists in Indianapolis for children and families and was highly sought after for her professional guidance. Having the pleasure of getting to know her personally as well as her dedication to her work, I can honestly say it was Indiana’s loss when she moved to California.

Mitchell Daniels, former Indiana Governor, President Purdue University

I have referred clients to Paula relating to divorce matters. She has always been extremely helpful in moving clients forward positively. She has great insights and can communicate well with people in crisis.

James Reed, Family Law Attorney, Bingham, Greenebaum Doll

I have been nothing but impressed by your responsiveness, your dedication to always doing what is in the best interest of our Veterans, your strong work-ethic, integrity and desire for constant improvement. Thanks for all you do on behalf of those who have put their lives on the line for our nation.

Chief of Emergency Medicine at VA, Neil Patel, MD

My brother is a 38 yr old veteran, who struggles with addiction to opiates and meth and bipolar disorder. He he has been in and out of detox, rehab, the psychiatric unit and on the streets. Paula's guidance on the phone has helped me know when to reach out and when to let go. She has had my brother's back, providing wisdom and skill in navigating a very difficult time for both of us. She's an excellent clinician, kind dedicated and supportive, and offers great expertise and over 30 years of experience.

Anonymous Client's Sister

Paula Jones, LCSW has expertise in providing effective treatment to those who come from diverse cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic strata. Despite the many challenges this population often presents, Ms. Jones has always maintained a composed and professional approach to her work. She is a dedicated and focused, yet, despite her accomplishments and ability, she is a humble, warm, friendly and down-to-earth individual.

Co-leader of Suicide Safety Group, Barbara Chase, PhD
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