Psychotherapy and Psychiatry
The Stone House
For more information, call Leslie Dalton, PhD, SEP at 703.550.4056 or email at LKDaltonPhD@gmail.com.
Clinical Specialty Areas
Leslie Dalton, PhD, SEP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Virginia
"What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous." Thomas Merton
I offer a warm and safe environment within which we can explore your concerns and rediscover parts of yourself you may have forgotten. Together we will find alternative perspectives and solutions to problems that have made you feel stuck. Our work can help you feel more connected to yourself, to others, and the world around you so that you feel more balanced and fully alive.
My approach is integrative and holistic, based in cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal approaches and infused with mindfulness, an awareness of direct experience in the here and now which allows us to cultivate compassion and wisdom. I also use Somatic Experiencing to facilitate healing from and integration of trauma and difficult experiences.
Working together, we will explore the connection among emotions, physical sensations, and thoughts, helping you to connect to and draw strength from this vital inner wisdom. Appreciation of our internal experience leads to greater clarity, cultivation of better relationships with ourselves and others, more thoughtful action in the world, and subsequently, more satisfying decisions and outcomes. As we learn how experiences are stored in the body, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and we develop the opportunity to change patterns that are no longer working.
Through the process of psychotherapy, we learn how to be more fully present for all our experiences, and to enrich our relationships through authenticity.
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