Individual Therapy (Psychotherapy)
Individual therapy is a joint process between a therapist and the individual who receives therapy. Therapy can be started for any reason, even to support healthy living, obtain clarity on your life goals and reach self-growth. Goals can be set to inspire, change or improve your quality of life, areas of your life you might find challenging to face alone.
Individual therapy can help you overcome challenges to a better you; it can increase positive feelings, such as compassion and self-esteem and it can also help you learn the skills to handle difficult situations including self-forgiveness, forgiveness, making painful decisions and also making healthy decisions and reaching life goals. At times, we seek therapy when faced with issues that causes us distress, pain or interferes with our daily life.
Distress can mean negative thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or even a bodily sensation such as chronic pain, fatigue and physical and emotional exhaustion. It is important to seek therapy in a timely manner, before your symptoms worsen. Seek therapy if you are often feeling unhappy, frustrated, angry, worried, sad or feeling overwhelmed and hopeless about issues in your life. Therapy can also help if you cannot focus on things that matter in your life, like your family, work or school or if you are feeling you are drinking too much, using drugs to make yourself feel better or feeling like hurting yourself or someone else.
Sadly, some people may avoid treatment because of the stigma of mental health or because they are feeling shame about their past, they are in denial about what is happening in their lives or because of language, cultural of availability of resources. However, your mental health condition will only worsen if it remains untreated. In fact, 1 in 4 adults may be affected by a mental health condition in the United States. I would be honored to help you start your journey into a happier, healthier and better you!