Individual Therapy

It is no surprise that individual therapy still comes with some stigma attached to it. Some people think individual therapy is only for "crazy people," or "the weak." However, my approach and view is that individual therapy is for everyone and should be a normal life experience, just like going to a medical doctor, the gym, or the dentist. Two of the most important parts of what makes us who we are, our hearts and minds, need a little support from time to time as well.

Recent research has shown that verbalizing our feelings can have a significant therapeutic effect on the brain (University of California Los Angeles, 2007). Psychologists at UCLA conducted a brain imaging study and found verbalizing our feelings makes our sadness, anger and pain less intense. Essentially, therapy is a way to process, heal, learn, and grow from your struggles, pain, and negative experiences.

Treatment areas:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Relationship Issues

  • Identity confusion/development

  • Grief/Loss

  • Body Image/Low Self-Confidence

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-worth

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Benefits of Therapy:

  • Manage stressful life circumstances

  • Improve mood

  • Relationship satisfaction

  • Increased self-confidence, self-awareness & self-acceptance

  • Increased insight and understanding of self

  • Ability to trust others

  • Improve communication skills

  • Ability to manage problem behaviors

  • Learn new coping skills

  • Learn how to identify and express emotions

  • Develop a new, healthy perspective


What Can You Expect:

  • 15-minute initial phone consultation to assess need and fit

  • 75-minute initial intake and assessment session

  • 50-minute weekly sessions based on assessment

  • Use of diagnostic assessment tools (i.e. Beck Anxiety Inventory) to track progress

  • Creation of individualized treatment plan

  • At times, in-between session homework

  • Resources and referrals

  • Visual tracker of therapy progress

  • Exploration of alternative treatment options such as Mind-Body Therapy

  • Non-judgmental, approachable and safe space

  • Interactive, collaborative, and holistic therapy approach

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