Psychotherapy is individualized and is difficult to describe in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the psychologist and the patient as well as the concerns brought forward by the patient. There are many different methods, including neurofeedback-based interventions I may use to address your concerns. Unlike a visit to your primary care physician’s office, you are expected to participate actively in psychotherapy. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on issues both during and outside our sessions. The benefits of psychotherapy have been well-documented in literature and research including better relationships with others, more satisfaction in your life, or better stress tolerance, just to name a few. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience. In addition to benefits, psychotherapy also involves risks. Since most people come to therapy to talk about unpleasant experiences, you may encounter uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety, anger, sadness, guilt, hopelessness, and the like. However, in order to change what you are feeling or experiencing, you have to work through these feelings first. As your therapist, I am here to support you in this very personal, highly vulnerable, but potentially rewarding process.
After our first few sessions, I should be able to share with you my conceptualization of what our work together will include. You then decide whether you agree with my suggestion of treatment plan or you decide you need a second opinion. I will be glad to offer you names of other mental health professions if you so choose. On the other hand, if you choose to begin therapy with me, we will usually schedule a 45-minute session at a time we both agree on. The frequency of your sessions varies according to your needs. The length of treatment varies widely and is often very difficult to predict as it involves variables that are not easily controlled, such as time, energy, and commitment.
My name is Dr. Chingyen Godwin and I work as Dr. Chingyen Godwin, LLC, which is a Limited Liability Corporation in the State of Colorado. I have been practicing psychology in the US since 1994 and I currently practice at 11 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 140, Littleton, CO 80120. My phone number is 303-794-7761 or text to: 720-903-0190 and my FAX number is 303-794-7811.
I earned my doctorate in school psychology, known as a Ph.D., in 1994 from University of Northern Colorado, an APA-accredited Professional Psychology Program. After practicing and teaching for 15 years, I obtained my license in the State of Colorado as a Psychologist (CO #3384) in 2009. I am not a psychiatrist or other medical physician; therefore I cannot prescribe medication, dispense medical advice, nor perform any medical procedures. If I determine that medical treatment is indicated, I can recommend a physician for you or I can consult with any physician of your choice.
I'm a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Colorado Psychological Association (CPA), the Learning Disability Association (LDA), and the CHADD. I am also in the process to become certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). I live with my husband in a suburb of Denver; our youngest son is a high school senior.