Individual Therapy Can Help You to Lead a Happier Life

Harbor Counseling Offers a Range of Therapies and Mental Health Counseling Services in Westchester, NY.

Individual Therapy2022-05-09T19:13:22+00:00

People often come to work with me on issues such as:

• Self-Esteem
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Relationship / Marriage Problems
• Life Purpose and Direction
• Loneliness
• Job / Workplace Issues
• Loss and Grief
• Dealing with Stress
• Finding Balance in Your Life
• Quality of Life Improvement
• Change self-defeating behavior

Take the First Step Toward a More Positive Life

If you’re having difficulty coping with anxiety, grief, depression, life changes, or past trauma, individual therapy can provide a sanctuary in which to work through your feelings. Contact Harbor Counseling today to learn more.

Individual Therapy in Westchester, NY

Individual therapy allows you to reach a deeper awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

  • Enhance communication skills for better relationships
  • Develop strategies for coping with anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Modify problematic behavior patterns
  • Improve your self-esteem
  • Lead a more fulfilling life

Conditions Therapy in Westchester Can Treat

Individual therapy can help with all sorts of conditions. Here are just a few:

Therapies I Offer

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) examines the connections between thoughts, feelings, and actions. CBT contends that faulty thinking can lead to self-destructive behavior. By addressing false beliefs, people can enhance their capacity to cope with life’s challenges. Learn more

Humanistic Psychotherapy

Humanistic psychotherapy is a humanistic psychology-based therapy. It is patient-centered and recognizes the importance of the therapist-client relationship in fostering growth. It is a holistic approach that uses an individual’s experience to set goals and an agenda for therapy. Learn more

Psychodynamic Therapy

A psychodynamic approach allows patients to examine unresolved issues and conflicts from the past, enabling them to create greater awareness and healthier relationships. Learn more

Talk Therapy

Talk therapy is a broad category of psychotherapies derived from the talking cure. It includes psychoanalysis, CBT, and counseling. It examines a person’s current or past issues, experiences, feelings, and relationships. Learn more

Providing Direction for Your Healing Journey

Carol Pironi LCSW, MAT is a caring, experienced therapist who provides patients with a safe haven where they can share their feelings without fear of criticism or judgment. Carol has helped people of all ages to improve their well-being and lead more positive lives.

How It Works

One: Contact Harbor Counseling

Get in touch to book a free consultation where you can meet Carol and learn about the therapies offered.

Two: The Consultation

During the initial consultation, Carol will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and discuss which treatment would be best for you.

Three: Book Your Sessions

Now that you’ve decided to go ahead with therapy, you can book your first consultation.

Four: Therapy Begins

Your therapy begins and you’re on the way to a more positive life.


The cost of therapy depends on how many sessions you need and the techniques used. Fees will be confirmed during your complimentary consultation.

Book Your Free Consultation

The Harbor Counseling office is conveniently situated in Briarcliff Manor NY, easily accessible from the greater NYC area.

Individual Therapy – Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a free consultation?2021-08-06T02:31:20+00:00

Meeting with the therapist before beginning therapy is extremely important for the client. You’ll want to see if you feel comfortable with the therapist’s style, get a sense of their background and experience, and evaluate whether you’d feel safe and respected by them. During the consultation you can ask the therapist any questions or address any concerns that you may have.

When should I consider seeing a therapist?2021-11-15T04:09:42+00:00

When life events or your mental health is impacting your happiness and the quality of your life, it’s a good time to start looking for a therapist.

People come to see me when they are:

  • Struggling with personal issues such as anxiety, depression, stress
  • Having issues with relationships at home, with family & friends, or at work
  • Impacted by various life events such as grief and loss

The earlier you see a therapist to address issues affecting you and the quality of your life, the faster you can learn new behaviors & techniques, and get back to enjoying and being happier in your life.

What should I expect in my first individual session?2021-08-12T01:02:59+00:00

This first session is an in-depth consultation, where I go into more detail about what led you to therapy as wells as exploring your background and history. We also will talk about your goals for our work together, and you can ask me any questions you may have about the therapy process or what it’s like working with me.

Prior to your first session, I will send you some documents that you will fill out with some general information. Any paperwork that you were required to fill out will also be reviewed and discussed during the initial session.

Is therapy confidential?2021-06-26T03:12:33+00:00

Yes. Confidentiality between a client and a therapist is one of the most important aspects of therapy.  The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a mental health provider.  However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule.  Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person.  The therapist is required to notify the police and the person being threatened.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself the therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.
What types of therapy do you use?2021-07-31T03:00:11+00:00

Practicing psychologists use an assortment of evidence-based treatments to help people improve their lives. There are many different styles of therapy, but the therapist will choose the type that best addresses the person’s problem and best fits the patient’s characteristics and preferences. For an overview of the main styles of therapy that I use, you can visit my “Therapy Approaches” web page. (mark, place hyperlink where appropriate here)

For some conditions, therapy and medication are a treatment combination that works best. For people who benefit from medication, therapists work with primary care physicians, and/or psychiatrists on their overall treatment.

How often should I have a session?2021-06-26T03:09:16+00:00

That depends on your reason for therapy, and your level of discomfort. Most clients are seen every week in the beginning, and as treatment progresses, less frequently over time. Some clients come several times a week in the beginning to lay groundwork, or when in crisis. We want you to come as often or as rarely as best suits your situation.

How should I choose a therapist?2021-06-26T03:08:02+00:00

Meeting with the therapist before beginning therapy for a consultation or interview is extremely important. Know that you are in the driver’s seat – you are allowed to consider different therapists and counselors to find a good fit for you. Be sure to choose someone who you feel safe and comfortable with – since you’ll be sharing deep parts of yourself with this person, you’ll want to feel respected and understood by them. Get a sense of their background and experience and have them explain how they approach helping their clients. Does this sound like an approach you’re comfortable with? Ask any questions you have and be upfront about your concerns. Most importantly, trust your gut; if you’re not comfortable, it’s okay to continue the interviewing process.

What are some of the benefits of good quality therapy?2021-06-26T03:06:22+00:00

• Greater self-esteem
• Improved interpersonal relationships
• Alleviation of depression and anxiety
• More positive, hopeful thinking
• Greater intimacy
• Less stress
• Balance between work and personal life
• Greater ability to cope with life’s problems
• Connectedness
• The ability to communicate effectively with others

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