Everyone has times in their lives when they are dealing with personal, relationship and/or career challenges and decides to seek guidance through individual counseling.
“My life isn’t going the way I expected. I feel so stuck. I don’t know what to do.”
“Friends and family are supportive but I want to talk to someone who can be more objective about what I am going through.”
“Work is so overwhelming. I feel anxious everyday."
“My relationship ended and I can’t seem to move on.”
Individual therapy offers many benefits.
In many instances, it just makes sense to have support navigating challenging times rather than trying to handle it all yourself.
There is tremendous value in having a place to talk freely about your thoughts, feelings and concerns with an experienced psychotherapist who can provide a caring and thoughtful approach to your circumstances.
Working alongside my clients, I have seen how with time, desire and commitment, everyone has the capacity to find solutions and make remarkable changes in their lives.
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons.
Wanting to make adjustments in ones life, how one feels and behaves, realization that their past is affecting the present or needing support through a difficult period are reasons that folks typically reach out.
Individual psychotherapy offers an opportunity to change patterns or beliefs about yourself that no longer work and find new effective ways of approaching life situations.
Here are some of the areas in which I have helped clients find resolution:
Recent or past events causing self-confidence and self-esteem to waiver.
Symptoms of depression, anxiety or panic attacks that interfere with day-to-day functioning.
Difficulties with personal relationships.
Difficulties with professional/workplace environment relationships.
Going through a significant life transition, feeling lost or confused about how best to get through the changes and wondering what is next.
Having experienced a recent loss.
Traumatic experiences that continue to cause distressing symptoms and interfere with relationships.
Wanting assistance in how best to cope with a chronic health problem or a medical diagnosis of great concern.
Navigating changes in midlife and aging.
Addiction recovery & Adult children of alcoholic (ACOA) issues.
How Individual Therapy Can Be Helpful.
You create meaning in your life and develop ways of relating based on your experiences and past relationships. It is not uncommon to reach a point in time where those ways of thinking or acting are no longer serving you well. Your sense of confidence may suffer and your relationships could be adversely affected.
Individual therapy will provide new perspectives on how to manage your situation whether it is related to depression symptoms, anxiety symptoms or interpersonal relationships.
Most importantly, you will develop a more confident sense of yourself with clarity and hopefulness for the times ahead.
As a therapist, it is my aim to provide a safe and comfortable place for you to explore these patterns and beliefs and to share your thoughts and feelings freely. Through the process of therapy you will gain insight and self-awareness, which will naturally lead to positive changes and healing.
Clients often comment that the support and guidance they experience in our sessions has allowed them to have a better understanding of themselves. They discover new ways of problem solving, experience handling difficult situations with improved coping abilities and overall are feeling stronger and more self assured.
How do I know you are the right therapist for me?
This is such an important question to ask. Choosing a therapist that you are comfortable with is a key ingredient to having a successful therapy experience. It has to feel like a good therapeutic fit.
What does that mean? It’s like good relationship chemistry. Good fit can be different things to different people. It could be that you feel listened to and understood, that the therapist uses explanations that make sense to you or that he or she is just easy to talk to.
The therapeutic relationship is incredibly important. In fact, most outcome research suggests that a strong therapeutic relationship is the single factor that consistently predicts a successful therapy experience.
In our work together, I actively participate in the therapy process, offering feedback and varying perspectives. My hope is that you experience a nonjudgmental and accepting atmosphere that allows you to feel at ease exploring and expressing your emotions and concerns.
Collaboratively we will work to help you gain a sense of resolution, well being and optimism about your future.
What are the next steps?
Please feel free to contact me at 303.759.9171 for a free telephone consultation. This will give us an opportunity to talk about your current situation, your therapeutic goals and expectations and gather some background information.
I am also happy to answer any questions that you might have that will help you to feel comfortable moving forward.
We can then decide in that conversation if you would like to schedule an individual therapy appointment . I look forward to hearing from you.