Individual Therapy

Your mind is running a thousand miles per minute…

You just can’t quit with it the “What ifs…” in life.

One wrong step, one missed opportunity, and you automatically go to the worst-case scenario.

It’s like you can’t stop over-thinking and get out of your mind.

Oh, just to be able to unwind after a long day!

But no, you’re thinking of the misstep in your class presentation. Or you’re thinking about how you should have been more prepared when your boss asked for a status report during the department meeting. What must your peers and colleagues be thinking about you right now?

And what about that date last night – couldn’t you have been more interesting? He’s probably never going to call you again…

Maybe you’re in a relationship but constantly argue with your partner. How do you tell them what you need or want without a minor disagreement blowing up into a full-fledged argument when you don’t talk to each other for days?

You’re exhausted from this cycle that plays repeatedly.

It’s tough and hard.

It’s challenging trying to function and control certain aspects of your life because your mind is a mess, and you can’t seem to shut it off.

You cope by distracting yourself with more tasks. And these new tasks cause even more stress! Running errands, trying to be perfect to make up for past mistakes, and getting everything done, then you’re drained at the end of the day.

Fear and worry consume every situation you encounter. You even manage to find the smallest and simplest task stresses you out.

There’s unease and panic that things won’t work out, and you’ll continue down this spiral of feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts, emotions, and just life in general.

And it affects every part of your life. You don’t know how to remain calm, you avoid and isolate yourself from family and friends, and there doesn’t seem to be any hope left.

“What if… happens?”
“I must have certainty.”
“I can’t possibly tolerate not knowing…”
“What do these physical symptoms mean?”
“People will laugh at me.”
“I won’t be able to escape.”
“I am going crazy.”
“Oh my God, what’s happening to me?”

It’s time to get out of your head.

Therapy should be as normal as a yearly medical check-up.

Talking to the doctor about your cold is easy, and so should talking about your mental health.

People may think you are “weird” or leave you out. People do not want to be treated differently if they tell others how they feel and are concern that they’ll say something’s “wrong” with you if you go to therapy.

But it’s ok to talk about your worries. It’s a good thing and a good opportunity to see the positive in your situations.

The situation may be difficult, but we will turn it into a positive story that you can grow from. Sometimes we have to feel our feelings to heal and move past a situation in a healthy way. You feel at ease, and you will be able to trust us. We do a lot of getting to know you, asking questions to understand you or your situation better.

Everyone’s situation is unique. We normalize it for you and validate how you are feeling. Your feelings are real, and they deserve to be heard, validated, and listened to. We will help you identify your feelings and learn how to feel better.

Everything you do in therapy is confidential. Nothing you say leaves the room.

This is a place where you can truly feel safe. This is where you can be vulnerable, share your true feelings, and permit yourself to feel better.

Individual therapy is a joint endeavor between you and your therapist.

We will work together by evaluating progress together, setting goals, and making sure we are on the same page at all times. We will do our best to check-in and make sure we are not on separate pages.

You are the expert on yourself, and we are here to guide you to find your answers. We will help you find solutions to your issues, but you have to meet us 50/50 or in the middle.

Sometimes we like assigning homework or exercises between sessions to see if they help between sessions. We want you to do the work as well outside of our scheduled time. All we ask is that you have an idea of some topics you want to discuss each session to gear the session towards those to best help you.

Your therapist will work with you one-on-one. You’ll meet weekly, set goals in early treatment, and review those goals regularly to ensure you are on track for success. You’ll be valued, heard, and appreciated in a judgment-free zone. This is where you get to be YOU!

This isn’t just talk therapy… this is truly transformational.

In therapy, you’ll learn how to change your behaviors and thoughts in a way that brings joy and happiness back into your life. Whether it’s short term (focusing on immediate issues) or long-term (delving into more complex problems), here’s how we’ll help you get back to your authentic self:

You’ll learn how to navigate challenges in your life.

We’ll role-play, log your thoughts and feelings to examine the challenges that are happening. We will be able to dissect what is going on. Sometimes we will dive into your childhood and adolescence to better understand your patterns and who you are today.

By logging your thoughts and using different exercises, we will change and adjust patterns in your life that no longer serve you.

By accepting, inviting, and embracing life challenges, we can further explore and figure out how to navigate changes and how they can help you the most. We will take one step at a time to really learn how to navigate all that life Is throwing at you.

You’ll gain new insights into yourself.

By talking about your feelings and diving into your current situations, you will learn different things about yourself that you may not have known before. This will help you make better choices in your life.

Figuring out what life keeps throwing at you and examining what they are teaching you.

You’ll ask yourself inner questions and discover who you can become through therapy. You’ll come out of therapy as a new and improved person.

You’ll learn how to stand up and gain respect for yourself.

We will role-play and teach you new communication skills to create patterns for improving your peer, romantic, and work relationships.

The goal is to become a better communicator – state your needs to others to get your point across and feel fulfilled in your relationships.

You’ll explore what you truly need… and what you no longer need in your life.

By diving deep into your past and your present, together, we will examine your relationships, career, choices, etc.

The goal is to be happy in your relationships, career, and with your choices. The goal is to be happy with the decisions you have made for yourself at the end of the day.

You’ll learn to love yourself for who you are.

We’ll practice self-compassion meditations, exercises, and different journaling prompts to guide you to find love within yourself and learn to love yourself again. We will use affirmations and positive statements to re-wire your brain to think and feel differently.

Teaching you how to care about yourself as much as others, treating yourself in a way you would treat a friend, maintaining and creating your boundaries: reflection exercises, writing lists of important things to you in your relationships. Teaching you to let people know what your boundaries are and what you will not tolerate. Doing what you need to do to be you- we will figure out what makes you feel good and lean into that and the gratefulness of who you are. Figuring out what you enjoy and spending time doing those things.

The goal is to change your thought patterns, re-wire your thinking and replace negative thoughts with positive ones.

We’ll talk about how to use your intuition when making decisions.

We will discuss that “gut” feeling you get that propels you to do something without telling us why or how. It’s the feeling that you “just know.” We will teach you how to pay attention to your intuition and listen to, “I don’t know why I did it. It was just a hunch.”

We’ll show you how to listen to your intuition to guide you to make the right choice for yourself. We’ll also teach you how to be alone with your thoughts, lessening your anxiety thoughts, and teaching you how to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness helps filter out the mental chatter and making a decision that you can stand behind completely. Sometimes we have you keep a journal and notice when odd things happen. This will allow us to show you how often coincidences, surprising connections, and on-the-dot intuitions occur in your daily life – teaching you how to tap into your intuition, tuning into your body, and allowing you to feel the physical sensations when something seems off. You’ll learn to turn off your mind and calm it down to tap into the intuitive feeling.

Today is the day. Let us help!

Therapy begins with you. This is the hardest part of all: reaching out. It starts with the realization that you are struggling and need help getting back on track.

Healing takes time, so don’t wait another minute to invest in yourself through therapy.

Let’s start this transformational journey… together. Call today
(248) 962-3329