Individual therapy for adults
You may feel more anxious than usual, or you may feel overwhelmed or disconnected, and that things are hopeless. You may further have the experience of being stuck in patterns that you wish you could change but somehow can't seem to shift. In therapy we talk through difficult topics, we talk through how you feel about yourself, how you experience your circumstances, and we find new and more useful ways of thinking, as we explore, validate, and give words to your feelings.
Here is a short list of some of the difficulties we have experience treating:
- Anxiety, fear, avoidance, stress
- Depression, sadness, grief
- Loss of (flattening) of feelings
- Uncontrolled emotional reactions including anger or crying
- Interpersonal difficulties, loneliness
- Abuse including sexual, emotional and physical
- Low self-esteem or self-worth
- Motivational concerns, procrastination, feeling stuck
- Existential issues (such as life purpose, meaning search, happiness)
- Alcohol and substance use concerns
- Difficulties related to sleep and dreams (sleep hygiene, nightmares)
First steps in therapy include helping you describe your concerns, their history and potential causes. Then begin to identify what good change might be, and find ways to move towards that change.