Individual Counseling

Focus on Yourself…to build a better life, improve relationships, and find more peace!

To say “I love you” one must know first how to say the “I”.
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

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Sometimes finding the right solution takes the undivided support of a therapist to listen and support YOU.

Even though our primary focus is on couples, we believe that it takes two healthy individuals to make a healthy relationship. And that may mean focusing on just you. That’s why we also work with individuals to help you find your voice and speak your own truth in a way that is respectful and firm without causing more harm or damage.

When dealing with stress and personal relationships, your knowledge and life experience alone often aren’t enough. That’s when you need the one-on-one support and resources of individual counseling (also called therapy) to find ways to cope, reduce anxiety, find more peace, and learn how to “…speak your own truth.”

How you think is how you feel.

It sounds so simple, but we often think our way to depression and anxiety. Our thoughts are so powerful, yet we rarely take time to notice what we are thinking.

Individual therapy is a great opportunity to stop, think, and take a new look at how you approach life and the challenges you face. We all have tools in our emotional and mental toolbox that help us cope with life. We “hone” these tools through life experience and observation. We aren’t born with them…we learn them.

Sometimes we might face a problem or situation where our knowledge and experience are not sufficient tools. When we don’t have the right tools (or the tools need to be adapted and perfected) to deal with something effectively or in a healthy way, individual therapy is a great option. Therapy adds tools to our toolbox…and improves the ones we already have!
>Individual therapy adds to your toolbox by helping you:

  • Feel better about yourself
  • Find ways to handle relationship issues
  • Better connect with people in your life
  • Develop new perspectives and life skills
  • Free yourself from habitual patterns of anxiety, depression, and self-criticism
  • Learn to take responsibility and move forward
  • Cope with major events and life-changes
  • Work through challenges and concerns
  • Identify goals for living the kind of life you would like to live
  • Learn new behaviors and/or responses which may help you achieve your goals
  • Understand your own troubling or private thoughts, anxiety, anger, feelings and fears
  • Understand and appreciate your loved ones and their challenges

Count on personalized guidance and help.

Sitting happy and relaxedWith individualized assistance from a skilled and compassionate professional, you have a safe and friendly listener, someone who is non-judgmental and supportive, and someone who helps you work towards greater fulfillment in your life. We will help you Identify and express your feelings, learn ways to help yourself feel better now and in the future, and make necessary changes in your life.

Sure, it’s typical to feel a bit nervous if you have never been to individual counseling. It’s difficult to know what to expect. However, most people are surprised at how “normal” and “comfortable” the experience is compared to what is shown on television or in the movies.

We work collaboratively, listening closely and without judgment. By providing you with active feedback and skillful challenges (along with a healthy dose of humor), we help clients gain insight and solidify changes. You’ll be pleased and surprised at how useful this process can be, even though it often feels like a conversation. The process of doing this work can be very productive and healing. People often report that they begin feeling better long before their problems are solved.

Reclaim your sense of individual POWER.

Together, we can learn new skills and new ways to build a better life, meet your goals…and improve your relationships. Whether your life needs a major rehab or a quick remodel, one-on-one therapy can be a great place to start finding personal peace, contentment, and emotional freedom.

Talk to us today…and please tell us what’s on your mind.