Healing Through Connection
People who engage in individual counseling typically want help addressing a specific issue. You might be someone living with debilitating anxiety, recovering from a devastating break-up, struggling with an unhealthy relationship to drugs and alcohol, or dealing with some other concern. Unlike conversations you may have with close family or friends, individual counseling provides the space for you to process whatever issues you face without fear of judgment. We would typically meet once a week (or less) and periodically review the progress you've made toward your goals for therapy.
Couples commonly seek counseling support for issues such as communication problems, sex and intimacy issues, parenting concerns, preparation for marriage, and recovery from infidelity. I will meet with you and your partner to assess your concerns, and the three of us will work together to help you achieve your vision for your relationship. Sometimes, one partner is more interested in counseling than the other. I believe the potential for success in couples therapy is greatest when both partners are interested and invested. You have the option of supplementing individual counseling with couples counseling.
Group counseling can provide an opportunity for you to: be inspired and encouraged by others; feel less isolated and alone in the world; exchange information and learn from different people; be affirmed and celebrated in a group; experience the gift of helping someone else in need; take some small risks and develop your social skills; grow in your understanding of yourself and others; unlearn ways of thinking and relating to others that no longer serve you; connect with other group members and feel a greater sense of belonging; and experience catharsis and healing in a safe and supportive space. You have the option of supplementing individual counseling with group counseling.