Therapy

V.I.A. currently offers individual (one-on-one) therapy via video or phone (i.e., telehealth)*.

Therapy is a professional relationship focused on creating a greater understanding of ourselves and the way we function in our relationships, work and social environments, and the world at large. Therapy generally focuses on reducing distress while also working through difficult past and even current experiences while building hope for a bright personal future.

Dr. Thelemaque is highly qualified to work with clients struggling with psychological and interpersonal distress of many types. Psychological distress is experienced and expressed differently by every individual person. Some examples of what distress can look like includes feeling overwhelmed by negative emotions like anxiety, sadness, anger, or disgust to the point you struggle to complete your daily activities and obligations; thinking “in circles” where you may think about a situation (one which occurred in the past or one you fear could occur in the future) over and over again without feeling like you can find a good way out it; having difficulty getting out of bed because of feelings of depression, hopelessness, or anxiety and worry; trouble sleeping; feeling interrupted by unwanted thoughts or memories related to a traumatic experience (including experiences of discrimination); trouble making decisions or feeling like you cannot trust yourself or others. Sometimes, people start to use substances like alcohol and drugs more often and/or in greater quantities as a way to deal with these types of distress.

Dr. Thelemaque can help with any number of these issues. Please fill out the contact form to start working with her. 

If you are currently feeling in crisis and need to speak with a provider within a few minutes in order to remain safe, we encourage you to use the resources listed at the bottom of this page to speak with a supportive person more quickly. V.I.A. providers are not available at all hours and cannot provide crisis care.

If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, call 911. As suggested by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for an officer trained in crisis intervention.

Please access other resources as needed.

*There is a wealth of research demonstrating that therapy delivered via telehealth is as effective as in-person therapy while also having the benefiting of allowing for greater flexibility in when and where providers and clients can meet as well as eliminating the need to travel to an office. [1,2]