James Fitzgerald Therapy, PLLC

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Why are treatment plans important, and neccessary? To learn  more about why an action plan for therapy is essential to the process, please click the link to read my treatment planning guide. You will be a part of the planning process. I will ask you what problems you are currently facing, what you want to work on in therapy, and what your goals are. I will ask you whether an integrated approach like mine is the direction you want to go in, or whether one approach may work better for you than other approaches. 

Together in sessions, we will create therapy action plans based on your unique experiences and circumstances. These are also referred to as “treatment plans.” We will work together cooperatively to define your long-term goals. These goals will be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time bound to a “complete by” date. We will determine the short term objectives and interventions we can use to help you achieve the goals you have created for yourself. I will provide you with scientifically supported, evidence based interventions to be used in conjunction with “best practice” gold standard approaches to therapy. The treatment planning guide I created is a step by step process, with an outline that is easy to read and follow. And it is important to note: you don’t have to do everything in the plan, and you don’t have to do it all as quickly as you can.

I assign lessons, activities, and practice in between the sessions. You may be asked to listen to audio recordings, watch videos, and read articles and books. You may wonder, why do I need to do “homework” and follow a therapy action plan? Research has shown that therapy outcomes improve when clients practice the new behaviors they learn from therapy, and apply them in the real world. We will go into further detail on the treatment planning page. 



I have chosen to practice primarily with an approach that is informed by Internal Family Systems Therapy (Theory). My approach is influenced by Jay Earley (Self-Therapy); Richard Schwartz (No Bad Parts & Internal Family Systems); Lucas Forstmeyer (The IFS process); Tom Holmes (Parts Work); and Derek Scott (Exploring Your Own System). Within the IFS model I can integrate components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, and several others. Please read the following article I wrote called, “Journey with Parts Work.”



Please learn more about how I integrate the multiple approaches and types of therapy with neuroscience into one holistic approach. The types of therapy would include internal family systems therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction, acceptance and commitment therapy, somatic experiencing, polyvagal theory, and sensorimotor psychotherapy.





As part of therapy, I can offer you access to my health and wellness life coaching program as an adjunct service. I will not be able to offer coaching sessions if you are a therapy client. I can however, assit you while you formulate a health and wellness plan to integrate within your treatment plan based on your unique experiences and circumstances. I can also make appropriate referrals to other professionals, for example: primary care providers, nutritionists, physical trainers, chiropractors, energy healers, massage therapists, yoga instructors, life coaches, and many more.


If you are not a therapy client, I can help you determine specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time bound goals, and objectives & action steps to meet them. I will provide you with evidence based learning modules and wellness interventions to use within best-practice approaches. In the meantime, you may review the program to familiarize yourself with the layout of the plans. You will need to be registered and logged into the website as a therapy client or coaching client to view the pages. The coaching program is for educational purposes only and is not covered under many insurance plans.