Individual therapy is a collaborative process between you and your therapist. It is a time in which you can address what is happening in your life, and assess what you need and want to change. In times of distress we are all tempted to resort to old patterns of coping that may not work anymore. Depression, anxiety, feeling stuck or distracted are all indicators that you are not getting what you need. Counseling offers new skills and perspectives on how to respond to your feelings of distress. It is the process of recognizing choices and understanding your experiences in a way that enable you to grow and heal.
Some of the issues that bring people to therapy are:
Life transitions such as moving, changing jobs, marriage, divorce
Challenges with parenting
Feeling empty, or alone
Frequently feeling afraid or stressed
Frequently feeling frustrated or angry
Difficulty maintaining satisfying or lasting relationships
Struggling with your identity or self esteem
Engaging in addictive behaviors, eating problems, or self-harm
Managing ADD or ADHD symptoms
Experiencing loss, grief or illness
Dissatisfaction with work
Feeling sad, depressed or having suicidal thoughts
Having an unbiased other to walk with you as you encounter the painful parts of life can give a fresh perspective, added strength, and a steady support as you attempt new responses.