Individual counseling involves meeting one-on-one with a therapist to treat different issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, sex and love addiction, or relational difficulties. My goal is to focus on the strengths you have in your life and how we can build those up.
Individual therapy is necessary when you’re noticing an extended pattern of distress, depression, and/or anxiety that is leading you to feel unhappy with your life, and you’re unable to overcome your symptoms on your own.
In individual therapy, you’ll be asked to explore thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are impacting your life. You’ll learn tools you can use to change the problematic patterns that are causing stress. We look back into your history of relationships to explore how they are affecting you now.
Learn more about my approach to individual therapy.
Learn more about what to expect in individual therapy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect in individual therapy?
In the first few sessions, I spend time hearing your story and exploring information that may influence your present-day distress. We then work together to tailor your therapy to your specific goals and hopes. You’ll be given a safe and supportive environment to explore your personal path to healing from your distress.
What outcomes can I expect?
Outcomes vary depending on your commitment to the process of therapy. When you put time and energy into the process, you’ll likely begin to see relief from the symptoms causing you distress within the first 6-10 sessions. You will learn new ways of coping with your distress.
For clients struggling with sex and love addiction, you’ll be given tools to achieve sobriety and explore your own history in order to see how it led to your addiction. You’ll find support for your recovery journey.
How much does individual therapy cost?
My individual session fee is $100 for a 60-minute session.
Can I use my health insurance to pay for therapy?
Great question! I’m what’s called a private-pay or out-of-network clinician, meaning that I do not directly accept major insurances. If you’re interested in using your out-of-network benefits, give me a call at 734.656.8191 and I’ll share more about the process.
How do I know if you’re the right fit?
The easiest way to know is to come in for a few sessions. Check out this article I wrote about looking for a therapist with whom you can work. If you decide therapy with me isn’t a great fit for you, let me know, and I’ll be happy to give you several referrals to other therapists that I trust.
How long does individual therapy usually take?
The answer to this question depends on your level of distress and your commitment to completing exercises related to therapy. For example, if you have an extensive history of trauma, you may need more time to work through each trauma.
Typically, I recommend weekly sessions for the first 6-10 weeks to get started. After that time has passed, we can connect and re-evaluate to see what level of progress has been made, as well as revise our treatment goals if needed.