Individual Therapy: Adults & Teens
Therapy for Individuals (Adults):
Between everyday stresses, jobs, personal relationships, family, etc. life can get pretty busy! It can be difficult to find time for yourself and attend to your own needs. But just as you would want to check your own air mask, prior to helping another passenger, it is necessary to find the time to care for yourself in order to be your best in all aspects of your life.
Individual Therapy is the perfect time for this self-exploration and personal growth. Maybe you are struggling with a difficult life transition, feeling stuck in the past and unable to move forward from a painful memory or previous hurt; maybe you feel you are at a crossroads in some way and don’t know which way to go. Do you need someone to confide in? Are you ready to take control of your life and discover new solutions and coping strategies? Then why not start now?
As a therapist, I view my role as a guide. I will walk alongside you, encouraging and empowering you, while pointing out both the beautiful scenery and potential hazards you may encounter on your journey of change. I look forward to getting to know you and walking with you every step of the way as you explore and decide what path you wish to take.
Common areas of concern those seeking individual therapy might address, include
(but are not limited to):
- Relationship Difficulties
- Family Conflict and Communication
- Life Transitions
- Personal and/or Work-related Concerns
- Stress Management
- Body Image/Eating Disorders
- Family of Origin Issues
- Abuse—Emotional, Physical, and/or Sexual
- Sexual/Intimacy Issues
- Spiritual Issues
"Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down." – Eleanor Roosevelt
Therapy for Individuals (Teens 13-17):
Among other great opportunities, adolescence can be an exciting time for self-exploration and personal growth. But it can also bring its share of anxieties and challenges for both the adolescent and their family. It can be difficult for both parties to maneuver and find a good balance between the expected responsibilities and desired freedoms during these years, which can sometimes cause tensions at home or school.
Parents might be worrying their child will fall in with the wrong crowd or be unsafe, they may wonder, what happened to that little boy or girl we used to know? What caused them to seemingly overnight, be less connected to us and more interested in hanging out with their friends, dating, and figuring out who they want to be? It feels like we can’t do anything right anymore, what can we do?
At the same time, adolescents may be thinking, they’ll never understand the kind of pressure I’m under to fit in. Why can’t I spend more time with my friends? Can’t they let me just be who I want to be? I love my family, but I just don’t feel like I can talk to them anymore.
Pre-teens or Tweens, (between ages 10-13), may be feeling caught somewhere in between their childhood and teenage years, still craving the safety, support, and guidance of their parents but also beginning to think forward towards their teenage years.
Teenagers, (13-17), go through tons of changes and experiences that help to shape who they will become as adults. As a family therapist, I seek to empower teens to recognize their personal strengths and potential so they can enjoy this time in their lives and navigate any obstacles that may come up in healthy and effective ways.
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings
Common concerns for adolescents may include, but are not limited to:
· Parent/Child conflicts
· Difficulties in School or Peer Relationships
· Body Image/ Self-Esteem Issues
· Identity Concerns
· Dealing with Life Transitions
- Such as: Parents' Divorce, Remarriage/Blended Families, Grief/Loss, Moving, etc.
· Anxiety and Depression