I work with individuals of all ages, focusing intently on their needs throughout the therapy process. Whether you are looking to reduce symptoms, learn new skills, or explore your emotions and behaviors, the essential part is that we take the time to address whatever is affecting you in a meaningful way.
Some of the common issues we can approach during individual therapy include:
- Anxiety and depression.
- Grief and loss.
- Life transitions.
- Stress management.
- Learning skills.
- Confidence building.
Though it may sometimes feel like it, you are not helpless in influencing the trajectory of your life. During individual therapy, you and I can work together to give you the comfort, confidence, and skills that will help you feel more in control and able to approach challenging situations.
How long does therapy last?
Therapy can be short term or long term. It really depends on a client’s specific needs. I like to check in every few sessions to see if we are making progress and focusing on the right topics. Though it can vary based on individual requirements, I typically see clients once a week.
Short-term clients tend to start therapy very focused on a specific goal, such as developing strategies, making a hard decision, or dealing with relationship issues. With motivated and targeted goals, therapy could be as short as 8 to 12 sessions.
Long-term clients typically have less specific goals or they want to spend time exploring issues that come up during sessions. Some presenting symptoms or conditions are more difficult to overcome, such as trauma. The length of such cases varies and can take up to 6 or 8 months.
Sometimes people come in for something quick but end up becoming long-term clients. Over time they realize they have more they want to talk about or enjoy having a scheduled period where they can come in and focus on themselves. I approach all individual therapy on a case-by-case basis. I never want anyone to feel as if their mental health is being rushed or like they are making a lifetime commitment.