Individual counseling and therapy is indicated whenever you are struggling with how you are feeling in your life and/or about yourself – even relational challenges are sometimes well suited to individual work, such as when your personal trauma history is getting activated or the other person is not willing to do therapy with you. (If you are seeking couple’s therapy, I’m happy to refer you to a few of my trusted colleagues who specialize in that.)
My approach to individual counseling is relational and interactive – I not only ask you questions but I offer lots of feedback and guidance and help you access the important aspects of your experience, both past and present. My orientation is eclectic and flexible – I strive to meet you where you are at and bring the tools that are best suited to you in the moment as I am not fixed in one way of working. Whether you are needing practical skill building or are seeking greater depth of growth and healing, therapy can help.
I have a specialty in somatic therapy. This can look like awareness to sensation and body tension as well as physical practices and hands-on somatic work – we will always discuss this first. Please see the somatic therapy page for more information about this way of working.
Some potential benefits of individual treatment,
depending on your particular needs, strengths and challenges:
- more emotional stability and balance
- reduction of symptoms such as anxiety, negative thoughts, depression, shame spirals
- increased self-awareness
- improved self-esteem
- more confidence in relationships
- improved mood
- increased clarity
- improved communication skills
- greater empathy and self-compassion
- resolution of symptoms stemming from traumatic experiences