Reconnect with your resilient self.
Individual Therapy for Virginia Residents
When the stressors of life have taken their toll, life can seem pretty overwhelming. It may feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and instead of finding balance you may feel stuck in a world of turmoil and chaos. Even in distressing experiences, relief is possible.
COMMON CONCERNS ADDRESSED IN THERAPY
DEPRESSION/ MOOD CHANGES
Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.
You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time.
A traumatic event is a shocking, scary, or dangerous experience that can affect someone emotionally and physically. Most people have intense responses immediately following, and often for several weeks, months, or years after a traumatic event. Therapy can help deal with symptoms interfering with daily life or that are not getting better over time,
ADJUSTING TO CHANGE/
Adjustment disorders are predominantly diagnosed in children and adolescents, but they can also affect adults. Symptoms of adjustment disorders vary depending on how the disorder manifests. Adjustment disorder can be present with anxiety, depressed mood, disturbance of emotions and conduct, or combinations of these conditions.
Anger is a completely normal emotion, but when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life.
Self-esteem impacts your decision-making process, your relationships, your emotional health, and your overall well-being. It also influences motivation, as people with a healthy, positive view of themselves understand their potential and may feel inspired to take on new challenges. Challenges may occur when their is low self esteem or overly high self-esteem.
GRIEF AND LOSS
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think clearly. These are normal reactions to loss—and the more significant the loss, the more intense your grief will be.
Purpose and meaning is not something that can be determined quickly.
The process requires plenty of self-reflection, a willingness to learn, and finding where your passions lie. Losing sight of purpose can make you feel lost and disconnected from a fulfilled life.
"Joy collected over time fuels resilience-ensuring we'll have reservoirs of emotional strength when hard things do happen."
How individual therapy works.
Book a free, 15-minute phone consult here.
If we are a good fit to work together, we'll schedule a 60 minute intake session. We'll get to know each other and make a plan for your time in therapy.
We'll meet weekly or every other week, depending on your needs and preferences. Individual therapy usually lasts between 3 and 12 months. We will start with identifying triggers, strengthening skills, then applying new skills in your day to day life.