Individual therapy allows for the development of increased self-awareness by discussing issues and getting feedback from a mental health professional.
You can benefit from individual therapy by exploring thoughts, feelings, habits, experiences, and patterns to get a better understanding of yourself and others.
What is Individual Therapy?
Welcome! It takes courage to recognize that additional help is needed and to try something different than you’re used to. Take a moment and appreciate your strength, this is you trying something new, something you may never have thought about before. I look forward to being a part of your process, helping you embrace life’s challenges, using your personal strengths and resources to move in the direction of desired growth.
In individual therapy you meet with a professional that is trained to help you better understand and navigate uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Therapy will look and feel different for each person; however, it often involves practicing mindfulness and being in the present moment, identifying personal values, increasing flexibility in the way you relate to thoughts and emotions, and becoming unstuck from unhealthy patterns. Therapy will be tailored to what you want, need, and hope for in respect to your goals. Therapy is not a “one size fits all” service and techniques from a variety of approaches may be included in sessions.
Therapy often involves delving into present, future, and past concerns, with a focus of meeting you where you are NOW. You will increase insight, gain new perspectives, be listened to without judgment or expectations, and be encouraged to self-reflect on a deeper level. Often, change involves learning healthy coping skills, such as deep breathing and grounding techniques, setting healthy boundaries, and clarifying values. Mindfulness is a powerful player in change/growth and will be included in the our work as well. When the time is right we will focus more on changing behaviors, working at your own pace, to work towards goals that you set for yourself.
Give yourself permission to feel,
but don't give your feelings permission to rule your life.
is Individual Therapy for Me?
Uncertain of what the future holds? If you’ve made it this far, then at some point you’ve probably thought to yourself (or heard from others) that “maybe I should get some help.” Now this could mean many things; however, if you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, confused, helpless, or stuck, one of the best things you can do for yourself is give individual therapy a try.
Seemingly you have it all together, but deep down you’re filled with worry. You feel out of control and try everything possible to regain control, but it’s not working! Whether you feel pressured by societal expectations or are your own worst critic; life’s ups & downs can feel like a never-ending ride. Maybe it’s self-esteem; maybe it’s body image; maybe it’s relationships or just overwhelming stress. Whatever it is, you feel like you’ve exhausted all options. Yet, this is you trying something different; something you may not have thought about before! Therapy can help.
What if you felt balanced again; comfortable in your own skin? Imagine feeling confident and ready to embrace life’s chaos in the healthiest of ways. Therapy is different than just talking to friends and family; it is a scientifically proven, safe, and confidential space for you to face your challenges head on. We are not born experts in emotions and thoughts, yet as humans we are constantly living with emotions and thoughts. Wouldn’t learning more about yourself, your mind, and your inner workings be beneficial to living the healthiest, balanced life you can? Evidence shows that therapy works!
The best way to determine if individual therapy is for you is to contact me for your complimentary 15-minute consultation!