Individual Therapy: I will help you look at patterns in your life, explore their origins, and work through past experiences that may be preventing you from moving forward. In addition, I can help identify coping skills that work for you, assist you in accessing your strengths, and develop a plan to move you toward achieving your therapeutic goals. Through therapy, you can discover new ways of coping with stress, develop more fulfilling relationships, communicate your needs and feelings more effectively, and improve self-awareness.
I often help adults with the following concerns:
- Anxiety, worry, stress –Possible signs
- Preoccupation with various areas of life
- Constant and uncontrollable worry
- Restless, excessively tired, tense, or irritable
- Difficulty concentrating/ more forgetful than usual
- Problems with sleep
- Depression –Possible signs
- Sad or irritable
- Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed
- Lack of energy/ feeling excessively tired
- Troubles thinking, focusing, and making decisions
- Changes in sleep and appetite
- Feeling hopeless, worthless, or guilty
- Self Esteem
- Loss and Grief: This includes current, past, or childhood losses.
- Painful or Difficult Childhoods: I often work with adult children of alcoholics/ addicted parents; people with a history of abuse; clients who had distant, critical, or overbearing families; people who have a history of being bullied; and people who have experienced other sources of childhood trauma.
- Relationship concerns- Relationship concerns may surface around feeling connected with co-workers, friends, romantic partners, children, and family of origin. Trust, dependency, and intimacy issues may lead to unfulfilling relationships and can be explored in therapy.
- Identity: Identity may include sexual, cultural/ ethnic, and gender questions. General uncertainty about who you truly are, what it means to lead a career, be a student/ graduate from school, enter a new relationship, or become a parent are also common identity concerns.