Most people in my practice engage in weekly or bimonthly psychotherapy for 50 minutes. Regular individual therapy sessions really allow us to develop safety and trust in this relationship. I observe how you navigate life and assist you in exploring the reasons behind your choices. These regular sessions allow for deep connection to develop, and for you to feel truly seen and known.
Of course, not everyone finds the aforementioned ideas to be inviting. And that is ok too – most of us are feeling pretty disconnected these days. It may really feel threatening to open up in the therapeutic context. Clear ethical guidelines in my profession ensure accountability in our interactions.
We also have a lot of different techniques to help with learning how to open up in therapy. My sessions may utilize supportive exploration, CBT, Mindfulness, EMDR Resourcing, Somatic Inquiry, Narrative exploration, Yoga postures or writing exercises.
How We Work Together in Individual Psychotherapy Sessions
No two sessions will feel exactly the same, and we will develop consensus on the goals we are working toward. Therapy can help us with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, overcoming past trauma, and addictions. You can also focus therapy on achieving your potential. It can be a laboratory where we can practice new behaviors and mindsets.
For instance, you could use therapy to catalyze changes to help you thrive in your career. Your therapy focus could be on how to work through some grief or resentment in order to be a better spouse or co-worker. Not all issues are mental health disorders, but I am uniquely skilled to bring to bear the best therapeutic strategies to help you. We will work together to tailor your therapy to meet your individual goals and needs. Individual therapy concludes when your current goal is achieved. You can return for support with new challenges at any point in the future.
Whether you need to address a mental health issue, or want to pursue a wellness model for enhancing your current life, my experience and compassion are here for you. You should expect to feel heard and seen in your individual therapy sessions. Be confident that my attentive listening and expertise to guide you toward your desired goals. Call me today to get started.