Sometimes individual clients will come to see me with specific issues on which they want to work. Other times, clients are not sure exactly what is wrong or what they want to work on; they just know they are down, frustrated, or angry. I enjoy helping individual clients in both of these situations. There is no “right time” to come to therapy. I work with clients at whatever position they are currently in.
Therapy requires work, which oftentimes requires change. And change can be hard. But, I help clients figure out manageable steps that help them reach the goals they create. I introduce clients to tools and strategies on which to work on outside of session. I have found that practicing new skills, ways of thought, and behaviors can help clients notice the benefits of therapy more quickly than just attending therapy sessions.
Some of the topics I commonly see in my practice are: Self-esteem Stress management Relationships Unresolved trauma/PTSD Faith/spirituality Work issues Interpersonal skills Family of origin issues (unresolved childhood/adolescent) Parenting Life transitions Anxiety Depression Emotional health and wellness Anger and resentment Grief and Loss Assertiveness Separation or divorce Rebuilding after ending a relationship
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