The goal of individual therapy is to carve out time to focus on you: to reconnect with what motivates you, to discover who you truly are, what your ideal life looks like, and how you can work toward the changes you want in your life.
What to expect
When most people think of therapy, their main reference is what they've seen on TV, lying on a long couch while you reveal your inner most secrets to a perfect stranger. While we will explore past family traumas and help you reconcile with negative things that have happened in your life, the goal is for you and your therapist to build a trusting relationship. The environment in individual therapy should feel like a warm, nonjudgmental conversation with someone who supports your goals and can help give meaning to the struggles in your life. The conversation progresses with questions, and insights to help you uncover hidden truths about yourself, your life and potentially harmful interactions within your family. For some people, the thought of talking about your experiences can be challenging, a bit uncomfortable and emotionally demanding, even when you truly feel want or need to. But we have been trained in how to help alleviate these tensions and to slowly talk you through the painful memories and the hurtful feelings. By the end of our journey together, we want you to feel more empowered, more insightful and more confident in your ability to live your life with peace, satisfaction and joy.
As part of your therapy sessions you may be given homework, encouraged to journal or to incorporate new skills into your everyday life. Ultimately you will be given strategies that have been proven to make positive changes in your thoughts, feelings, actions. The ideal setting for individual therapy is an in-person, face-to-face meeting. If in-person doesn’t work for you, due to location or schedule constraints, we can also meet with you over Skype.