Individual Therapy

We often see and treat clients who struggle with feeling stuck, feeling like they are not good enough, or not quite understanding why they are feeling disconnected or unfulfilled.

In therapy you can begin to identify and put words to how you feel about yourself and how you experience your circumstances. You can find new and more useful ways of thinking, both about your self and about your surroundings. Changing some of these automatic ways of thinking and feeling requires insight and self-understanding, which is best achieved in the therapeutic relationship with a skilled therapist.

Some of the difficulties we have experience treating:

  • Low self-esteem or self-worth
  • Motivational concerns, procrastination, feeling stuck
  • Fears, avoidance, disconnection
  • Uncontrolled emotional reactions including anger or crying
  • Relationship difficulties, loneliness
  • Existential issues (such as life purpose, search for meaning, happiness

First steps in therapy include helping you describe your concerns, history and potential causes. We then identify what positive change might be, and how you would like to be in the future. It is important to any therapy that you and your therapist clearly collaborate around describing your difficulties and potential solutions. It is similarly important that the treatment methods are described by your therapist. Transparency is often the key to moving forward. 

Anxiety and mood reactions often yield to cognitive methods and offer the fastest improvement. With more complicated concerns, such as issues stemming from difficult or non-nurturing family backgrounds, or repetitious or addictive behaviors and thinking patterns, we use methods from several more humanistic and dynamic theoretical backgrounds, including schema therapy, person centered and emotion focused therapies.