Individual psychotherapy (sometimes called therapy or counseling) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist, doctor or psychologist. The counseling setting should be a safe, caring, confidential environment that encourages the client to explore his/her feelings, thoughts and behaviors, to work through challenging issues or problems, to better understand oneself and others, to set personal goals and to strive toward desired change.
People seek psychotherapy for a wide variety of reasons, such as learning how to cope with major life challenges such as addiction or trauma; dealing with depression and anxiety; grieving losses; finding solutions for stress reduction; improving relationships; building esteem and confidence; asserting one’s rights against discrimination; and managing anger.
The working relationship is crucial to a client’s success in reaching his/her goals for treatment. I work diligently in helping each client experience an atmosphere of respect, empathy, compassion and hope. My job is to treat all clients without bias against age, disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status.