Commonly in individual therapy people examine their thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, personal developmental and family history, present and past relationships and so on. Through these means people can safely explore and identify areas of their life where they can improve their capacity to function better. Common areas individuals seek insight, understanding and change are: relationships, work, life’s goals, one’s life purpose and meaning, one’s contribution to self and others.
Common areas in which individual psychotherapy may be helpful are:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem / Confidence Issue
  • Depression or Sadness
  • Anxiety and fears
  • Sexuality
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Life Adjustment Issues (divorce, marriage, illness, recovery)
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Stress-management
  • Peak Performance Enhancement
  • Personal Growth & Exploration
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse and/or other addictive behaviors
In Individual therapy I meet with individuals to assist them in dealing with their symptoms. At the same time we work jointly on the individual’s typical aim of achieving better outcomes in their lives. This often involves learning new skills, practicing new behaviors, working through old issues, perhaps grieving, or letting go of things that no longer serve a person in the present. Some of the skills and behaviors typically learned include: Improving the ability to relate to others and develop healthy relationships, learning better adaptive coping and problem-solving skills, resolving inner conflicts or potentially dysfunctional thinking, expressing and tolerating feelings, furthering of cognitive and emotional development.