Individual Therapy

I work with adults and adolescents aged 13 and older. I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing relationship challenges or life transitions such as a break-up or divorce, relationship distress, difficulties with emotion regulation, postpartum depression or anxiety, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, work stress, gender and sexual identity, children leaving/coming back home, chronic illness, parenting issues such as children with medical illnesses, and challenges that might arise around neurodiversity.

Finding an Individual Therapist

Finding the right “match” in your individual therapist can be difficult. It is important to find someone who resonates with you and where you feel both seen and heard as well as supported. It isn’t always a “match” right away and it can be helpful to have some questions ready when you are speaking with a future therapist.

Here is a short list of questions that you might ask a potential individual therapist:

  • My problem is ________________. How would you go about treating that?
  • Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
  • Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
  • What role does our relationship play in our work?
  • What are your strengths as a therapist?
  • Have you ever been in therapy?

What to Expect During Individual Therapy

During the first appointment we will review your completed paperwork. This gives me an opportunity to learn about you and the challenges that you might be experiencing in your life. Additionally, this first appointment is a time for you to see if you feel comfortable working with me, to see if we are a “match.” Over the course of the next couple of sessions, I will continue to learn about you and what lead you to seek counseling as well as identify your goals for therapy.