Many of us have been taught not to experience or express our feelings, but the very capacity to experience and share emotion is what makes us human. Emotions are actually windows into our souls that allow us to connect more deeply and authentically with ourselves and others and to tap into our creativity.
Individual therapy provides an opportunity to pause, look within, and give voice to one’s thoughts, emotions and perceptions. The experience of being deeply listened to without judgment is quite powerful and remarkably rare. Through an evolutionary and collaborative process, clients are encouraged and supported to embark on a journey toward self-awareness by learning to listen to what their emotions are actually saying. Even painful feelings carry wisdom and serve as “check points” along the path toward greater joy, creativity, and fulfillment.
Individual psychotherapy is helpful in addressing a broad range of concerns:
- grief and loss
- low self-esteem or self-criticism
- painful past experiences
- difficult life transitions