Individual counseling is a good way to work through issues that are bothering you and to find new and healthier ways of coping with them. My goal when working with you individually is to help you understand your problems more clearly and to develop skills to assist you in feeling more satisfied with your life, more connected to others, more in control of your behaviors, and happier overall.
Issues that I help people with in individual counseling include:
Depression and Anxiety
Coping with traumatic experiences
Career change or work issues
Excessive substance use
This is a difficult time when anxiety is an issue. The craziness of the world keeps intruding into all our lives. We try to find a safe, happy experience, but all too often, the harsh realities of life creep in. Some people may cry for no reason, they may have headaches or stomach aches, they may seem upset or withdrawn, they may become angry and defiant, they may have nightmares or trouble sleeping — and, all the while, its hard to explain what is going on. Often its hard for someone suffering from anxiety to know themselves. Even when things seem to be going smoothly, they may be harboring a lot of painful feelings inside. The main thing to know about with anxiety, is that it often won’t express itself directly. It will show itself somewhere else, and you have to know how to look for it and how to see it.
This is something that I can help you with. If you have concerns, either because you or someone close is struggling with anxiety, or possibly acting out in ways that you don’t understand, I can help you get in touch with your feelings and find clear and healthy new ways of expressing yourself and coping.