Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

An individual session consists of one-on-one time with a therapist, to focus on individual needs and personal growth. The therapist works with the client to explore concerns, such as life-cycle transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma and more while applying therapeutic techniques such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative, and Solution-Focused to name a few.

What to expect?

Issues and problems may prevent the client from their current goals in their relationships, career or just their inner peace which may be producing stress and illness. Undoubtedly everyone has an issue or experience that has produced unresolved and unhealthy thoughts, emotions, actions or behaviors that can be resolved in therapy. Life is a marathon not a race and this marathon requires new tools, practice and new experiences to reach goals. Therapy is simply one of those tools to create the life you envision for yourself.

Therapy is a process that takes willingness, motivation, consistency and emotional work. It is more than telling someone all your problems for 55-60 minutes. Processing through situations that induce symptoms are important as life can throw curve balls. Having a space to think through situations with someone who is educated in socioemotional techniques and has an unbiased opinion to help you sort through your feelings while utilizing researched techniques to produce emotional solutions is a proven tool to create success in one’s future. Moreover, change to thoughts, actions and behaviors to create a solution is vital to the prolonged positive change in one’s life, as well as, for generations to come. This is an opportunity to obtain personal growth while identifying, processing and resolving dysfunctional patterns that have inhibited the production of life goals.  

Featured Therapy Modalities

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

ART is trauma based psychotherapy that fosters rapid recovery by reprogramming how the brain stores traumatic memories and imagery. This approach provides effective relief from the strong physical and emotional reactions associated with post-traumatic stress (PTSD), trauma, anxiety, cravings, depression and performance, in as few as 3 – 5 sessions. Individuals respond with relief and do not have to talk about the experiences over again unlike other therapies. After a few sessions individuals will keep their memories but lose the emotional pain and response.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is an evidence-based, psychotherapy that works to process traumatic events, adverse experiences and resolve the emotional distress from those events and experiences. Sessions consist of exploring past events in order to target the root cause of current symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and depression and other mental health issues. This approach provides effective relief within a shorter amount of time with less emotional disturbance compared to traditional trauma modalities.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT works to recognize and change the often distorted, automatic thought process that is affecting emotional and behavioral functioning. This is done through exploring how one’s beliefs about the world, and personal experiences, contribute to distorted thoughts, and works to develop the ability to replace the automatic thought with a more realistic perceptive, minimizing the individual’s distress. 

Marriage & Family Therapy Modality (MFT)

Marriage and Family Therapy uniquely takes into consideration the family and environmental system as a whole, meaning the therapist explores how environmental factors, such as interactions and relationships, contribute to current functioning and then applies assessed information when treating individuals, couples, and families.Marriage and Family Therapy theory techniques strategically find the dysfunctional generational patterns in individuals, families and couples in order to create an opportunity for sustained change instead of short-term emotional relief. Marriage and Family Therapists have specialized education and training in working with couples and families that other behavioral health professionals are not required to have, such as a minimum of 1,500 supervised hours of working with couples or families. 

Faith and Spirituality Integration

The integration of faith and spirituality into the work of mental and emotional health. This could including praying, mention or discussion of spiritual or religious writings, traditions, songs, videos or stories based on the therapist’s and client’s level of comfort. Spiritual or religious integration is used to aid in healing and the achievement of emotional regulation, therapeutic processing, increased emotional IQ, understanding promise, purpose and provision, understanding suffering, setting priorities and making decisions that lead to meaning in one’s life. Faith and Spirituality Integration

The integration of faith and spirituality into the work of mental and emotional health. This could including praying, mention or discussion of spiritual or religious writings, traditions, songs, videos or stories based on the therapist’s and client’s level of comfort. Spiritual or religious integration is used to aid in healing and the achievement of emotional regulation, therapeutic processing, increased emotional IQ, understanding promise, purpose and provision, understanding suffering, setting priorities and making decisions that lead to meaning in one’s life.