Individual therapy is a great tool that allows individuals to work on a variety of challenges. As a Marriage and Family Therapist in Century City, CA, I help my clients obtain a better understanding of themselves by assisting them with the learning of new tools that will allow them to become a better self. In my therapy sessions, I do not consider my clients’ sufferings as “stand alone” and pathological; rather I focus more on understanding how relationships in our daily lives have shaped us and created or maintained the problem.
Individual therapy is often helpful for, but not limited to, the following issues:
- Dating Anxiety
- Relationship Problems
- Gender Identification Issues
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions (Pregnancy, Loss of Job, Re-Location, Etc.)
How individual therapy can help?
Individual therapy promotes self-knowledge and provides clients with a safe space to process their emotions, feelings, and behaviors without the fear of being judged by others. It allows them to become more mindful and present in their lives and become more likely to make a change. It is important to recognize the need to challenge ourselves in order to invoke a change, find relief from symptoms, and achieve healthier living.
Individual therapy can also assist you in recognizing relationship patterns that prevent you from moving forward. It can also assist you with directly challenging and coping with the change and transitions in your life. It can provide opportunities for healing from trauma and from dysfunctional family-of-origin relationships.
What to expect during an individual therapy session?
My individual therapy sessions are very interactive, warm, and solution-focused. Overall, I meet my clients at the point they are at in their lives, and together we explore the best ways to achieve the ultimate goal of therapy. I value each person’s strengths rather than focus on any limitations they may be presenting with.