Individual and Couples Therapy Can Help You..
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1. Individual Therapy
Individual therapy equips you with the necessary life skills, including self-assertiveness, decision-making, self-esteem, and critical thinking.
It’s also a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insight into your experiences, and work towards finding solutions and improvements in your life.
And No! You don’t have to wait till things crumble to seek therapy—consider it a lifestyle rather than a sporadic event.
I have gained significant expertise through my clinical experiences in graduate school, internship, and professional practice. I prioritize tailoring the approach to meet each client’s unique needs in individual therapy.
My therapeutic style focuses on strengths and insights, providing a non-judgmental and affirming environment. I believe therapy is most effective when it is respectful, collaborative, and meaningful to you as the client.
I have gained tremendous experience in my clinical experiences all the way from grad school, internship, and in the actual work environment. I don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach for my clients.
My approach to therapy is based on a client’s needs. I prefer a strengths-based/insight-oriented perspective in an affirming, non-judgmental approach. I believe therapy is only successful when it’s respectful, collaborative, and, most importantly, when it makes sense to you.
Are you struggling with various challenges, such as:
- Major life transitions such as separation, divorce, loss
- Depression & Loneliness
- Relationship issues
- Healing from traumas
Individual therapy can help you:
- Cope with life struggles
- Have intentional relationships
- Boost confidence & enhance daily functioning
- Manage and reduce negative emotions
- Achieve personal growth and well-being
Remember, seeking individual therapy is not a sign of weakness but rather a courageous step towards self-care, growth, and a better quality of life.
1.1. Individual therapy for relationship issues
“What happened to me?” Have you ever been in a relationship or just out of one, and you can’t recognize the person you’ve become?
Yeah, me too.
Sometimes being with someone transforms you into an entirely different person, and the more you drift from the core of who you truly are, the more your soul will fight to be freed.
So it’s not uncommon to seek individual therapy for relationship issues.
- Do you feel as though your relationship has lost the spark that kept you together?
- Do you generally struggle to make romantic relationships work?
- Does it seem like you never get the right partner?
- Have you suggested couples therapy, but your partner refuses to join?
- Are you considering separation or divorce?
Have you reached a point where you prefer silence because communicating your thoughts and desires to your partner yields no fruit?
Unfortunately, unresolved relationship issues only lead to resentment, arguments, and hurt feelings. Can the relationship be salvaged? Is it time to move on?
Did you know that individual therapy can help you navigate these challenging times?
Yes, you can seek individual therapy for relationships, whether you have a partner or not.
The goal is to equip you with the right skills, enabling you to show up authentically in a relationship.
What if I’m already separated or divorced? Therapy will go a long way to help you heal. One day, when you’re ready to love again, you won’t repeat the same patterns and mistakes.
2. Relationship Therapy For Singles
Most people don’t know that there’s relationship counseling for singles exists. While it’s true that it takes two to tango, individual therapy will equip you will skills that will make you more resentful and intentional about your dating choices.
You’ll learn about:
- Setting boundaries
- How to express your needs
- Healthy communication
- Conflict management
- Recognizing and dealing with toxicity
These are essential skills to have even if your partner is reluctant to accompany you to therapy.
Has it already gotten to separation or divorce?
You probably think you won’t need individual therapy for relationship issues now that you’ve separated or divorced, right? WRONG!
Therapy will go a long way to help you adjust to your “new normal.” Most people underestimate the grief that follows when mourning a relationship.
Even if the separation was your choice, you’ll still need professional help when introspecting that experience.
There’s a part of healing that isn’t discussed: taking accountability for your role in the relationship’s demise. And please don’t get me wrong. I’m not implying that you’re a bad person. Maybe you were too gullible, a people-pleaser, too understanding?
We’ll get to the bottom of all these so that you won’t repeat these mistakes one day when you are ready to join the dating pool again.
Why You Should Seek Individual Therapy For Relationship Challenges:
Although this list isn’t exhaustive, I’ve observed that these are the reasons my clients mention when they come for individual therapy for relationships:
- Consistently attracting the “wrong people”
- being in unhappy relationships
- Experiencing relationship and dating anxiety
- Considering separation or divorce
- Currently separated or divorced
- Trauma from previous relationships
My Approach to Individual Counselling For Relationships
Communication breakdown is always at the core of every breakup.
When you come for individual counseling, I ensure you have a safe space to voice your feelings, thoughts, concerns, disappointments, and every other emotion weighing you down.
I create personalized and practical treatment plans based on your goals for therapy.
I want you to be able to establish healthy boundaries and have lasting and fulfilling relationships.
Are you ready to build a more purposeful relationship with yourself? Book an individual counseling session.
Cheers to a better future.
I do concur that arguments are part of relationships, and while we’re told that “it rains everywhere,” it’s not normal to always experience a storm. If things are always combative and over the top, you need to pause and re-examine your union.
When you get to a point where:
- You have to shout to feel heard
- You’ve decided to withdraw instead of communicating
- You and your partner argue a lot
- You don’t feel connected to each other
- Intimacy and romance are no longer a thing in your relationship
- You sometimes don’t even know why you’re fighting
- Fight over the same things over and over again
One of the ways to know if you’re in a healthy relationship is when disagreements feel normal. How you solve these misunderstandings significantly affects the trajectory of your union.
If you resort to insults, silent treatments, withdrawal, or completely ignoring each other, then that relationship is good as dead.
Unless you two are willing to try. And couple therapy will be your saving grace. You will need professional help from a marriage and couple counseling therapist.
In my years of experience as a marriage counselor, allow me to point you toward some of the main challenges that get couples to my office:
- Financial constraints
- Different parenting approaches
- Communication breakdown
- Diverse family traditions and faiths
- Mental wellness and substance abuse
- Poor sexual and emotional connection
Are you at peace in your marriage? Are you guys thriving or just surviving?
When you have constant fights in your relationship, your mind will trick you into believing your partner is always plotting against you.
And before long, you two will be operating in a toxic space of resentment, unkindness, and hurt. Romance and intimacy cannot thrive in such a space.
As unfortunate as these situations sound, the truth is that no one enters a relationship thinking, “I can’t wait to divorce my partner.”
Let me be the voice of hope that reminds you that your union can weather all storms. And yours can be a beautiful story of love and affection. Maybe you just need professional help. That’s where I come in.
As a Gottman-trained therapist, I specialize in scientifically proven methods with my clients. It doesn’t matter what stage your relationship is in.
You could be dating, considering moving in together, already living together, engaged, married, separated, or divorced. I’m here to help you.
My Approach to Couples Therapy
First of all, I want to remind you that it’s never too late to give your relationship a second chance as long as both of you are willing and ready to try.
It will take time and require work, but it’s possible.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and the Gottman Method have proven to work. Besides these methods, I create personalized treatment plans for each couple because each case is unique to the people experiencing it.
I prefer approaching couples therapy by:
- Getting to know each other
- Assessing the relationship
- Understanding the reason why you’ve come for therapy
- Proposing to meet you separately before we start
It’s important that I know your personalities and individual concerns before we open things up for couples’ sessions.
I acknowledge that there will be a lot of unpacking, healing, and forgiving, but in the end, as long as you two are still willing to try, things will start looking up.
Are you ready to improve your relationship? Book a couples therapy counseling session here.