People come to Individual Therapy for different reasons. Some people like working on themselves, getting to know themselves better, and see therapy as an a way they can mature and grow. Others turn to therapy when the stresses of life get to be too much and they need professional help. Life can be very complicated and challenging at times and we all need some help when things get difficult.
What Sorts of Problems Can You Help Me With?
Individual Therapy offers you a safe place where you can say anything without being judged or criticized. Most people benefit greatly from talking with someone on a regular basis about their problems. Some of the specific issues that I can help you with are:
- Work or career issues
- Emotional regulation
- Coping with life changes
- Money and finances
- Relationship problems
- A mid-life crisis or identity problem
- Struggles with self-esteem or chronic shame
- Procrastination or motivation problems
- Challenges dealing with difficult people
- Struggles with diet, or exercise, or sleep
- Psychological problems such as depression or anxiety
- Loss of a loved one
How Does Individual Therapy Work?
Talking about your problems can change the way you see your issues, your life and yourself. But therapy is not just about talking. I offer candid and direct feedback and will challenge you if you are open to it and I think it would be helpful. Most people have blind spots that they are not aware of and it takes a neutral and impartial therapist to point these things out in a way that you can understand. Over time, people usually feel better and see their lives getting better.
When Can I schedule An Individual Therapy Session?
I see clients during normal business hours Monday through Friday as well as Sunday afternoons and evenings. Usually I can see you for an initial consultation within a few days as long as you are flexible. Call me to set up your first appointment.
Do You Have Special Training In Individual Therapy?
Yes. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Texas. This means that I have met the academic, supervision, and practice requirements specified by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. This means that I am fully qualified to treat individuals, couples, families, and groups.
What Will Happen At My First Individual Therapy Session?
During our first session, you will talk about what is going on in your life and what you would like help with. We will get to know each other, we will determine whether there is a good fit and whether we would like to work together going forward. Usually we will set up a regular time for us to meet each week, although I do meet with people less frequently than that. Most people I work with find weekly meetings to be best.
Individual Therapy might be right for you. Call me to find out more or to set up an initial consultation.