Nick Rau

Meet the Therapist: Nick Rau

In Meet the Therapist by Kalamazoo Therapy Group

What do you specialize in?

Therapy can be scary but it doesn’t have to be. I specialize in the intentional creation of identifying emotions, processing traumatic elements and connecting coping skills. Mood disorders can create a self-hatred environment that is not only powerful but can seeming overwhelming at times.

What can clients expect when they first come to therapy? How would you describe a typical session with you?

To begin I provide a brief description of my professional background and discuss with the client what brought them to the therapy sessions. Continued with identifying goals and treatment methods a flexible therapy schedule will take shape that is applicable and actionable for client.

What is your personal style as a therapist?

My philosophy is therapy sessions are what you put into them. I create a calm and relaxed environment that you can utilize to benefit yourself the most; because you are the expert in your own life. Sessions can use multiple modalities and therapy tactics in order to provide you with the most helpful service. Meet on weekly or bi-weekly basis.

How have you seen therapy benefit your clients?

Therapy sessions can benefit clients in a multitude of ways that can ripple throughout their lives. These sessions provide a specific time and place that is entirely focused on what you are experiencing with minimal distractions. This allows you to focus entirely on your mental health and processing the difficult elements that have been affecting your life.

What do you think are the most important considerations when looking for a therapist?

The most important consideration is if you feel comfortable. The world can be a rigid, sad, unforgiving place, and people deserve to have a place where they are finding some peace. If you feel like you need a hand in the stabilization, then please let me know.

What do you hope your clients walk away with?

I hope clients walk away with a better understanding of themselves and a positive outlook about therapy.

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