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We offer individual therapy, couples therapy and group therapy. To find out what you can expect in a session please read these expectations for your session.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy, also known simply as therapy or counseling, is a collaborative process between a trained mental health professional and an individual seeking support. This form of therapy aims to address a wide range of psychological concerns, emotional challenges, and behavioral patterns. Here's a detailed description of what individual mental health therapy typically involves:

  • Confidential and Safe Environment: Therapy sessions take place in a private and confidential setting where individuals can freely express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns without fear of judgment or repercussions. 

  • Establishing Rapport: The therapist works to build a trusting and supportive relationship with the individual. This rapport is essential for creating a safe space where the individual feels comfortable sharing their innermost thoughts and emotions. 

  • ​Assessment and Goal Setting: At the beginning of therapy, the therapist conducts an initial assessment to understand the individual's concerns, history, and goals for therapy. Together, they collaboratively set specific and achievable goals to work towards throughout the therapeutic process. 

  • Exploration and Insight: Therapy sessions often involve exploring the individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in depth. The therapist helps the individual gain insight into the underlying factors contributing to their challenges and encourages self-reflection and awareness. 

  • Learning Coping Skills: Therapists teach individuals practical coping skills and strategies to manage stress, regulate emotions, and address problematic patterns of thinking and behavior. These skills empower individuals to better navigate life's challenges and improve their overall well-being. 

  • Processing Emotions: Therapy provides a safe space for individuals to express and process difficult emotions such as sadness, anger, or anxiety. Through this process, individuals learn healthier ways of dealing with their emotions and develop emotional resilience. 

  • Behavioral Change: Therapy often involves working on specific behavioral changes or habits that may be contributing to the individual's distress. Therapists use evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), or mindfulness-based approaches to facilitate behavioral change. 

  • Support and Validation: Therapists offer empathetic support and validation to individuals as they navigate their challenges. Feeling understood and validated can be incredibly therapeutic and can help individuals feel less alone in their struggles. 

  • Tracking Progress: Throughout therapy, the therapist and individual regularly review progress towards their goals. This allows for adjustments to be made to the therapeutic approach as needed and provides motivation as individuals see their growth and accomplishments over time. ​

  • Closure and Follow-Up: As therapy progresses and goals are achieved, the therapist and individual work towards a sense of closure. This may involve discussing strategies for maintaining progress independently or planning for future follow-up sessions as needed.

Overall, individual mental health therapy offers a supportive and empowering space for individuals to work through their challenges, gain insight and coping skills, and ultimately improve their mental and emotional well-being. 

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