I like results, and I’ll bet you do too. When it comes to individual counseling, I won’t be the therapist who sits back and simply nods empathetically as you share your concerns and struggles. We work together – setting goals for the therapy, problem solving, figuring out what’s next – in an active, collaborative process.
I also offer longer session times, an approach that has been shown in research to result in better outcomes. Most of my work with adults, couples, and families is done in 90-minute sessions. For children under 15 or so, I will often have a first intake session of 90 minutes, and then suggest 60 minute sessions after that.
Practical, Collaborative Approach
I use a brief therapy approach in my work with individuals; therapy usually takes place over 2 to 7 sessions, depending on each individual’s situation and goals. Therapy can continue over time if the work continues to be productive and helpful for the client.
My work is also very respectful and collaborative. I primarily use Narrative Therapy when working with individuals, and I’ll incorporate elements of Internal Family Systems and/or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as appropriate. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and may suggest this as a tool to use when dealing with difficult past issues that are holding you back or getting in the way of your relationships. I also often utilize hypnosis when working with individuals, so if you are interested in hypnosis, please visit that page on my site!
Common issues I work on with individual counseling
Anxiety, anger, depression, stress management, panic attacks, OCD, trauma, PTSD, chronic pain, difficulties with sleeping, assertiveness, procrastination, impluse control, sexual abuse, family conflict, adolescent issues, school problems, parenting issues, sexual issues, and more.