Individual Therapy

Some psychotherapists follow the medical model—they strive to diagnose some kind of “illness” as a starting point for helping. Such an approach works great for problems such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but it often isn’t warranted when it comes to difficulties you’re having with yourself—problematic thoughts, emotions, or behaviors—or difficulties you’re having with others. Sure, we’ll want a clear and thorough understanding of what you’re struggling with, but rather than trying to figure out what’s wrong with you, we’ll be most interested in listening for your strengths and resources, and we’ll want to understand your situation within the context of your history and your interpersonal relationships.