Individual Therapy2021-07-31T03:09:18+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

Individual Therapy

A positive, realistic self-concept is essential to one’s happiness.

Are you feeling stuck in your life, struggling with relationships or work, or simply not getting what you really need? Then individual therapy can help.

I will help you get unstuck by identifying self-defeating thought patterns and behaviors. Through this process, you will learn how to take action to change things and start moving forward with your life.

Because we become what we believe, it is important to examine the faulty ideas that keep us from being happier. The work of therapy will help you identify the negative thoughts that you’ve come to believe are true and replace them with a more realistic and positive perspective about yourself and the world.

Through our work together, you will learn to better care for yourself, earn love from others, and cope with life’s challenges. You will have a safe and secure space to grow in self-awareness and gain the tools to create more happiness in your life.

Feeling good about yourself is not a luxury; it’s an absolute necessity!

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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