The idea of individual psychotherapy is for you to explore thoughts, feelings, habits, and experiences in order to gain a better understanding of yourself. Sometimes this process can be difficult because of what could be discussed in therapy. This process is a one-on-one working relationship between you and your therapist. There are many different types of therapy, but all of them center around helping you reach your goals. This working relationship is a unique relationship, in that it is strictly confidential and provides you an opportunity to be completely honest with yourself and your therapist. Most clients find it easier to open up to a therapist because we tend to be unbiased, non-judgmental and, provide a safe & relaxing space for you to express yourself.
It is very important that you feel comfort and a connection with your therapist. Developing a good alliance with your therapist is a great determining factor in whether therapy will be helpful for you. If you have any questions or concerns along the way during the therapy process, you are strongly encouraged to share them openly at any time.
At our practice, we utilize the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach while working with our patients. CBT works on the basis that the way we think and interpret life’s events affects how we behave, and ultimately, how we feel. Sometimes, clients can feel stuck and not have the ability to interpret between rational and irrational thought & behavior patterns. CBT can challenge those irrational thoughts & behavioral patterns to think & act more rationally & positively.
We would work on those faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking, on those learned patterns of unhelpful behavior, and on learning healthier ways of coping with those problems you came in with, thereby relieving your symptoms and to become more effective in your life.