Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a collaborative process between a therapist and client.  People often find seek therapy when they are struggling with issues that are difficult to face alone.  Individual therapy is conducive for building a strong rapport between you and your therapist where the focus is on solving client issues.

We will work together to define your issues, develop a plan of action, and work to achieve your personal therapy goals.  It is my goal to build a positive working relationship with my clients that will act as a catalyst to positive change.

We all need support and someone who will listen to our concerns with unconditional regard.

 

Anxiety

Anxiety is a condition where your fear or worry does not go away and can worsen over the course of time.  It can negatively impact your life to the point where it can interfere with daily activities such as relationships, work, and the pursuit of enjoyable activities.  What does anxiety feel like?  Some anxiety is normal, like getting a little nervous over an upcoming event like a major event.

A useful way of distinguishing normal anxiety from an anxiety disorder is to determine the cause of your symptoms and then examine whether your symptoms are a proportional response.  Exaggerated fears, worries, or intrusive thoughts that interfere with your daily functioning might indicate the possibility of an anxiety use disorder.  It is not uncommon to feel isolated and misunderstood while struggling with anxiety.

Some symptoms that might indicate an anxiety related disorder include the following:

  • Excessive anxiety or worry
  • Unrealistic thoughts about problems
  • Feelings of restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep

 

If you are struggling with some of these symptoms, it can be useful to speak to a mental health professional who can help you overcome or manage these symptoms.  You don’t need to be alone in finding relief from the symptoms of anxiety.  Reach out for help.

 

Depression

Depression is another common mental health issue that has the potential to contribute to life difficulties.  Some of the features that are often associated with depression are overwhelming feeling of isolation, despair, and sadness.  It can become a chronic condition if left untreated.  Depression can cause significant distress or impairment in many areas, including social and occupational.  Individual counseling can help establish healthy lifestyle changes, positive thought patterns,  and behaviors that promote feelings of hope and confidence.

Characteristics of depression can include the following:

  • Sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness
  • Diminished pleasure or interested in activities you once enjoyed
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Difficulties concentrating

 

Young Adults (18 and up) Transitions

The transition into adulthood can feel daunting.  There are many stressors that young adults face as they make their way in the world.  Their ability to manage these events effectively through the use of healthy coping skills is critical to navigate through life successfully.  Landmark Therapy can facilitate the development and or the refinement of self-awareness, emotional regulation, decision-making skills, and goal setting.  Young adults sometimes enter school or the workforce without realistic or concrete goals for themselves.  I can assist those individuals find their path in life, including the development of short- and long-term goals along with a plan of action to achieve them.  With the proper guidance the transition towards independents can accomplished with confidence.

Some of the areas I can help young adult with are the following:

  • Decision-making skills
  • Goal setting
  • Time management
  • Relationship skills
  • Resumes & interviewing preparation

 

At Landmark Therapy, LLC we strive to provide services and support for as many circumstances as possible.  Though not an extensive list, here are some additional situations for which we provide therapy:

  • Grieving
  • Anger
  • Client/Family Relationships
  • Chronic Pain
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Communication issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Social Problems
  • Self-control/impulse Issues