Therapy for Adults: Ages 18 and up
Individual therapy is ideal for anyone who is feeling “stuck” in life, has a particular problem or is struggling with specific symptoms. Often, clients who come to therapy say “I just want to feel…..happier, better, calmer….” In individual work, we address areas that are keeping us stuck so that we can do more behaviors that move us toward the rich and meaningful life that everyone wants and derserves.
Some areas individual therapy can address:
- Depression (Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Post Partum Depression)
- Anxiety (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic attacks & phobias)
- Relationship issues (conflict, dating, parental relations, interpersonal skills, assertiveness training)
- ADHD (Problems with attention & organization-developing better executive functioning)
- Dealing with anger & conflict
- Adjustment to stressors (moving to a new place, changing careers, loss, retirement, young adults in transition, college stress, sexual orientation)
- Chronic health concerns (self-care, coping with diagnosis and treatment, developing an individual plan for managing with an illness)
- Grief/ Bereavement
Whether you have been together for one year or 50, a relationship or marriage goes through its own growing pains, similar to us as individuals. Couples often enter therapy together for a variety of reasons: conflict, stress/ transitions, the relationship losing its spark, infidelity, a loss of feeling connected or loss of intimacy. Working with a therapist can help to repair and restore the relationship, so that the individuals can come together in their pursuit of having a more rich and meaningful life.
Couple’s therapy begins with an assessment and involves work together (couple and therapist) and sometimes individual work during the assessment phase. Sessions are 60-90 minutes depending on the needs of the couple.
In our practice, we use a variety of treatment modalities to help our patients. Some of these are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialetical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness/ Meditation work. We tailor treatment to the specific needs of our patients.
Question most frequently heard: “It is my first time coming to therapy. What do I do, and what will happen when I come in?”
Answer: Coming to therapy for the first time can be anxiety provoking. The process of finding a therapist is usually the hardest part. We will walk you through the process each step of the way. Once we have scheduled the first session, you will complete your intake paperwork online. At the first session, we will spend the first few minutes of the talking about confidentiality and how therapy works. The rest of the first session will be spent discussing what is occuring currently that brings you into therapy and any related history. You do not need to feel pressured to share every detail of your past in the first session. By the end of the initial session, we will give you clear feedback about what we think would be most helpful and together we will make a plan. Most clients report feeling significantly less nervous after they leave their first session. The frequency and duration of therapy varies and we will discuss this upfront and ongoing.
Second most frequently asked question: “What will I pay for therapy?”
Answer: This varies widely according to your insurance and services provided. Fees range from $100-$150 or a copay if using insurance. Please inquire when scheduling.
See the blog post about Therapy on the Resources Page as well as the FAQ’s