What is Situational Therapy?
Hi, I am Derrick Javan Hoard, The Situational Therapist, specializing in Situational Therapy. This type of Therapy, devised through conversations with patients, is explicitly focused on helping patients ease their symptoms as quickly as possible. We define your symptoms as a response to certain Situations. Your response to these situations can mimic symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, or even Schizophrenia if the event is triggering enough. Acute expressions of symptoms of mental illness are known as "Adjustment Disorders". For example, if you've recently moved to Seattle, Washington, you might experience anxiety surrounding the "Seattle Freeze". This particular situation can be diagnosed as and Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety or Situational Anxiety.
How is it different?
The most significant difference between Situational Therapy and Conventional Therapy is in both the length of time and how you interact with me as your therapist. In Traditional Therapy, you are taught why you react to Life Situations the way you do, in Situational Therapy I teach you how to react differently in those same Life Situations. There is more focus on what to do and how to do it, rather than why it is you do what you do. Symptoms are seen as a commentary on Your Situation, not personal deficits of your character. Also, I am definitely not a "sit with my hands clasped, nodding silently" type therapist. Schedule your free consultation. You'll see.
Who is Situational Therapy made for?
SItuational Therapy is for anyone who finds themselves in a Situation where they are doing the best they can and desperately want to do something different . Here are some examples:
The Last Step and Also The First
I offer a free 30-minute assessment session to see if you fit criteria for an Adjustment Disorder as well as Situational Therapy. Clients stay with me on average 3-7 sessions. My hourly rate is $200 per hour and I offer financial scholarships where I subsidize up to 33% of the cost of therapy for those in financially difficult Situations. All you have to do is ask! I am an out of network provider for most insurance companies, please verify your out of network benefits with your own insurance provider.