Individual therapy involves meeting on a one-on-one basis with a therapist.
Your therapist helps reduce feelings of personal discomfort, internal conflicts, negative thinking, beliefs and feelings, and uncomfortable sensations in the body – even physical pain. Individual therapy --counseling-- is a highly effective approach that has been proven to be successful in helping people find solutions for a wide diversity of life concerns, problems, and issues.
Individual Therapy may be used to resolve barriers interfering with positive qualities, such as joy, compassion, peace, self-esteem, spiritual connection, and love. This form of counseling is a common and useful means of self-growth and self-actualization.
With individual therapy, you can learn to recognize and replace the old negative patterns of thoughts and behaviors with new, healthier alternatives in daily life. Individual therapy is a highly effective approach and has been proven to be successful in treating a wide variety of emotional problems and issues, such as –
• Abandonment Issues
• Panic attacks
• Issues related to physical and/or emotional trauma
• Relationship issues
• Chronic worry
• Addictions (alcohol, drugs, sex, etc.)
• Social anxiety
• Sexual problems and issues
• Low self-esteem
Individual therapy is usually focused on both the presenting problem and deeper chronic problem issues. Desired results are most often achieved in approximately 10-20 sessions. Most people often enjoy rapid and enduring change and relief from their symptoms and problems. I work in partnership with you to address your therapeutic needs and goals.
Marriage and Couple's Therapy
Couples therapy involves meeting with a therapist as a couple who are in a committed relationship.
In a marriage, effective communication is the number one ingredient that keeps couples together. Effective communication is essential in resolving conflicts common in every marriage. Love is also fundamental. However, without communication it is difficult to keep the love-feelings alive in the midst of ongoing difficulty and strife. Eventually, something has to give, and too often it is the commitment to one another.
Most often, couples come to therapy as a "last ditch" effort. Counseling is often put off until separation and threats of divorce are daily occurrences. The couple has often reached a point where neither one can "take it" anymore. The reluctance to seek help outside the marriage is understandable, but too often fuels the fire of emotional distress by prolonging negative moods and behaviors.
The good news is that when a couple is motivated to stay together, therapy can still be effective in repairing the damage that might have already occurred. Recognition of the communication challenges often faced in marriage have encouraged newly formed couples -even before marriage- to enter couples therapy to promote effective communication and correct the problem issues that may be developing and might eventually get in the way of their commitment to their relationship.