Making the choice to seek Individual Counseling is often a scary first step that involves admitting that things are not perfect in your life and you need help figuring those things out. The answers to these questions may help you take that first step.
Therapy can provide you with support, problem-solving skills, and coping strategies to address the issues keeping you from experience your best self. Issues like depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, and stress management to name a few.
Personal therapy can be a tremendous asset
Therapy can help you manage personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life.
Therapy can also provide the tools to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges keeping you from being your best self.
There are many different reasons for engaging a therapist.
You may be going through a major life transition like marriage or divorce, a new job, or unemployment. Or you may just be overwhelmed by stressful circumstances. Some people need assistance managing a range of other personal issues such as low self-esteem, depression, relationship problems, grief, and loss.
Meet the challenges in your life
Personal Therapy can help you develop the coping skills you need to get through stressful times. Or you may just want to be more effective in achieving your goals in life. People who seek psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make the changes needed to meet them.
Outcomes will depend on what you want to get out of therapy
I provide an environment where you will be safe and free to express and explore your thoughts and feelings. You can always expect understanding, acceptance, and respect. For some people, therapy is the beginning of a transformation of their lives and relationships. For others, therapy can help them solve specific issues and move forward with more confidence and less anxiety.
Every therapy session will be unique and driven by your desired goals
Therapy can provide you with new insight and perspectives into your life challenges. Working with a therapist can help you develop your capacity to:
- Improve your listening and communication skills
- Increase your confidence, peace, vitality, and well-being
- Feel accepted, understood and respected
- Improve your relationships and family dynamics
- Develop new skills for handling stress and anxiety
- Improve your personal awareness, acceptance and development
- Find insight into personal patterns and behavior
- Discovering new ways to solve problems
- Modify unhealthy behavior and long-standing patterns
- Improve the ways you manage sadness, anger and fear
- Increase your confidence, peace, vitality, and well-being
- Navigate life’s obstacles more effectively
- Enhance your overall quality of life
There's nothing wrong with seeking support when you need it
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through past difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is most effective with those who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand. Engaging in therapy usually means you’re accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking an additional perspective.
Therapy will vary from individual to individual
Because everyone has different issues and goals, therapy will vary from individual to individual. In general, you can expect to discuss what's currently happening in your life, personal history related to your issue, and any insights gained from the previous therapy session.
To get the most out of therapy you must be an active participant in the process.
The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you incorporate what you learn in session into the way you live your life. People seeking therapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives and are open to new perspectives on learning to take responsibility for their life choices.
Long-term solutions to mental health issues can't be solved by medicine alone.
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the root cause of your distress and the behavior patterns that curb your progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases, a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.
Face-to-face contact in my office is by far the most conducive to connective therapy. Communication is greatly enhanced when verbal and body language are combined.Existing clients can be seen online, but I am not a "strictly online" provider. However, in response to Covid-19, or other extenuating circumstances, I can provide online video/teletherapy sessions over a HIPAA compliant platform that meets professional guidelines for privacy and security. If necessary, I would welcome the opportunity to assist you in getting set up for online sessions. To contact me or request an appointment click the link below.
I see both individuals and couples in my therapy practice
Every single individual, regardless of age, or gender; whether single, engaged, married, or divorced; is in multiple relationships. The quality of your life will be determined first by how well you understand yourself, and then by how well you live in relationship with the other in your life.If you are having trouble getting your partner to start couple’s therapy, you are welcome - and encouraged - to start on your own! You can still make a lot of progress. You don't need to be on-the-brink of divorce either, I work with couples at all levels of relationship issues.
If you want to find out more about how therapy can help you better understand yourself, strengthen your connections to others, and build relationships that can bring lasting, positive changes in your life; I invite you to connect with me to schedule a free 30-minute consultation. I can answer any questions you might have and see if we’re a good fit to help you find your better self.