Dr. Marselle's Approach
My Approach to Telepsychology
I learned early in my professional career that everyone has their own needs. What makes one person feel happy and fulfilled may not satisfy another. Every temperament, personality and support system is different, and the techniques I use during telepsychology are tailored to each client’s unique needs and challenges. I take a serious approach to individual and relationship counseling, helping you gain the skills and awareness you need to heal and strengthen your mind, body and spirit. When you recognize and accept that your life, happiness and wellness hang in the balance, you can learn to make healthy, confident and mindful decisions that help you reach personal and relationship goals.
The mind, body and spirit are all connected. Humans reach a high level of wellness when all three aspects of self are in harmony. Years ago, the idea that the mind and the body were connected was preposterous. It is now commonly accepted that they are connected, but many people are not familiar with the mechanisms for how the mind and body affect one another. Our spirit, or “sense of self,” is equally connected, and to ignore the spirit of an individual is as neglectful as ignoring the mind or body. Spirituality is not religion, though, for many people, religion taps into their spirituality, helping them feel whole and connected to the world and those around them. Spirituality is a natural human state of being – the sense of self and how we are connected to the world. Everyone enters spiritual states that they are aware of at times. More often, however, we tap into our intuitive understanding of right and wrong, unaware of how our spirituality has influenced our choices. Spirituality is part of the human condition – it is a moral compass that silently affects us as much as our thoughts and physical wellness do. The spirit in us is what sets positive or negative thought into motion.
During therapy, I work with you to understand and process feelings of resentment, frustration, anger and helplessness. You may feel like you have no control over your life, and emotional and physical issues, such as depression or a lack of energy, can make it hard to keep up with personal and professional obligations. I offer a safe space and compassionate, non-judgmental support to help you work through whatever challenges stand in your way. When you can recognize the connection between your mind, body and spirit, you can take steps more effectively to manage your emotional and physical wellbeing. Whatever difficulties brought you to the Telepsyonline website – whether they occurred recently or long in the past – I can help you find relief, healing and growth. With guidance and support, you can define your goals and develop the resources and skills you need to foster lasting emotional, physical and spiritual wellness.
How Does Telepsychology Work?
Telepsychology is just as effective as traditional, in-office psychology, with the added benefit that you can stick to your own schedule or even stay at home. Using a private and secure internet portal, you can receive the guidance, resources and support you need from your own laptop. As a certified telehealth provider, I have received specialized training and education, supplementing my substantial professional experience as a psychologist and a Registered Nurse (RN).
My Philosophy: Healing The Mind, Body And Spirit
Life is full of difficult situations and challenges, and it is easy to fall into the belief that you will feel happy and satisfied if you just keep moving and overcome the next obstacle. Always focusing on your next task or responsibility can leave you too stressed or anxious about the future to focus on the present. I help you see that you have a choice about how you perceive and how you respond to your circumstances. When you understand what you can or cannot change in your life, you empower yourself to make better choices with greater results.
In order to adapt to the challenges you are facing, you will need to be aware of how the issues are affecting different aspects of your life: mind, body and spirit. I help you explore yourself – your emotions, feelings and physical symptoms – and talk through your challenges so you can find your own solutions. The difficulties you face present you with the opportunity to learn about who you are and what you need to feel happy and loved.
As you gain awareness of your mind, body and spirit, you can take control of your thinking, manage distressing symptoms and engage with the world more peacefully and authentically. You can make mindful decisions with a spirit of hope, foster confidence and shape a more positive future. Even situations that can seem helpless, such as chronic pain or illness, present you with a choice of how you will accept and live with your circumstances. Learning how to navigate uncomfortable emotions and change in our lives can be overwhelming. One of the benefits of my approach to counseling is giving support and guidance through the process.
I offer welcoming, compassionate and non-judgmental counseling. It takes courage to contact a psychologist when you feel helpless or alone. But, with education, support and awareness, you can learn to understand your situation and find relief, healing and growth. By fostering the connection between mind, body and spirit, you can clear up your mind, take care of your physical well-being and start feeling spiritually fulfilled.
How Will Sessions Work?
As you begin therapy, I will likely start by learning about your history, identifying events or relationships that may have influenced your mental, emotional or spiritual wellness. I provide education and resources to help you understand your situation and see that you are not alone in your struggles or doubts. By incorporating mindfulness techniques, you can learn to slow your thinking and make choices that are more in line with how you see yourself and what you want in your personal life, career and relationships. In some cases, and with your approval, I may suggest we integrate your significant other or family members.
Individuals often come to me because of my medical background because I can help resolve a wide variety of health and wellness issues, such as chronic pain, illness and stunted personal growth. As a long-time RN and psychologist who has worked in hospitals across California, I recognize that recovery often depends on a combination of physical, mental and emotional healing. I help you get rid of the noise in your life so you can learn to recognize your feelings and needs, accept yourself and engage more confidently with the world around you.
You Can Find Healing With Dr. Robert Marselle and Telepsyonline
I have provided individual and relationship counseling for over 30 years. With telepsychology in California, you can start recovering and working toward your therapy goals in as little as one or two weeks.
Learn more about Dr. Robert Marselle, Psy.D., and online therapy on the Telepsyonline website and blog. Or, contact my office to schedule a 15-minute complimentary phone consultation.
Dr. Robert Marselle earned his doctorate degree in psychology (Psy.D.) from Ryokan College in Los Angeles and his Masters in Counseling Psychology from La Jolla University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of California and is a certified TeleMental Health Provider by the TeleMental Health Institute, TMHI.
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