Psychotherapy For Individuals
Often, people are their own harshest critics. It can be challenging to break free from self-judgment and recognize your accomplishments, however big or small. Individual therapy is all about giving you the time and place to get to know yourself and address any issues or situations you may be struggling with.
When you come in for individual psychotherapy, the floor is entirely yours. Think of the session as your safe space to let out anything that is on your mind. As we work through whatever is going on with you, feel free to take control of the moment. Together, we’ll reconstruct the narrative and figure out why certain issues may be affecting you.
How Therapy Can Help You
Therapy isn’t a magic pill or cure, but it can provide you with the support that you need to face your greatest adversaries and take control of your life. Sometimes, all you need is someone you can share anything with and who will support you unconditionally. The most important thing for you to know is that, as your therapist, I am truly there for you.
Individual therapy can benefit many people with all kinds of problems. No issue is too complicated or insignificant to address.
Therapy can help you:
- Obtain a better understanding of yourself.
- Rebuild or improve your sense of self-worth.
- Strengthen and get more out of your relationships.
- Decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- Improve your overall ability to function and deal with challenges.
During therapy, you’ll learn how to be mindful of your thinking and reframe things in a way that allows you to make improvements in your life. As we peel the layers back, you’ll feel more in touch with yourself and capable of doing whatever you need or want to do.
How Long Does Therapy Take?
Individual sessions take anywhere from 50 to 60 minutes, and clients typically come in once per week, though this can vary. When clinically indicated, such as during times of crisis or extreme distress, I’ll see clients twice a week.
Therapy can be short-term or long-term; it comes down to your particular needs. Goal-oriented counseling, such as career counseling, may end once you accomplish what you’re looking for. However, sometimes other issues come up during therapy that you may wish to address, thus, extending our time together.
Therapy can be indefinitely ongoing. You may find it beneficial to have a regularly appointed time that is dedicated to you. My approach doesn’t focus on modalities or fixing problems in a set number of sessions. Instead, individual therapy is flexible and catered specifically to your needs and desired structure.