Individual therapy or psychotherapy is a process of working one-on-one with a licensed therapist to create positive changes in your life. Our skilled, caring therapists create safe space so you are comfortable opening up and talking about confidential issues to better understand how you are being affected. Therapy is a two-part process: 1) raising the level of self-awareness and personal insight, and 2) skill development – both thinking skills and behavioral skills. Coming to a clearer understanding and awareness of our challenges in life and acceptance of our part in them, we gain a greater capacity to make positive changes and develop concrete skills to improve the way we think and act. The result is higher satisfaction in performance, relationships and overall quality of life.
We provide individual therapy for children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and seniors.
People come in for therapy for lots of different reasons – seeking treatment for mental and emotional health struggles, including anxiety, depression, performance challenges at school or work, dissatisfaction with relationships, identifying and resolving past trauma, discontentment with life, eating disorders, or feelings of loneliness or hopelessness.
In addition to working on challenges, many people enjoy and benefit from ongoing psychotherapy as a useful means of self-understanding, personal growth, and self-actualization. People are able to remove barriers that get in the way of positive personal characteristics and qualities like peace, sensitivity, love, self-worth, happiness, compassion, spirituality or a connection with one’s purpose in life.
Depending on client needs and desires, therapy sessions may highlight specific problems, experiences, relationships, thoughts, feelings or responses. Therapy focuses on developing skills to respond differently to current stressors (coping and self-care skills) as well as new ways to think about and approach old and new issues to reduce conflict. New thinking and action skills help people change and focus on things that better serve their health and well-being or decide to let go and grieve the loss of something that is difficult to lose.