Know Thyself – Individual Counseling
While the name, Indivisible Couples, does indicate a focus on and specialty in marriage counseling, I also offer individual therapy for women. This has always been the case but I haven’t always highlighted this service so I thought I would share a bit about my individual counseling.
Maybe you feel like you have marriage issues but couples counseling is not an option. You might feel like you have other kinds of relational problems but would rather come to counseling on your own. Perhaps you feel that your struggles are purely individual. If any of these are true for you then individual counseling may be the best answer.
My individual clients like the idea of “indivisible couples” but also desire to be “integrated individuals”. The things that can make us feel dis-integrated are anxiety, depression, stress, sadness, or even just a general sense of discontent with life. The things that can cause these feelings are often spiritual in nature in full or in part, and need spiritual solutions. As a Catholic Christian or Protestant Christian you may worry that a therapist will not accept your faith and the central part it plays in your life. Maybe in the past you have not brought up faith in the counseling room, or worse yet you have brought it up and it was diminished or ignored. When I work with Christian women I allow them to guide me in the ways and degrees they want to bring their faith into their work.
When we are honest with ourselves we know we are sinful people, and that God desires our perfection, but we don’t always know how to get there, especially when our emotions, thoughts, relationships, and/or behaviors are in disorder.
My approach to individual counseling can help you sort out your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so you can feel more available to God, to your loved ones, and so you can feel more whole and content. In our work together I will honor your faith, make use of it to the extent that you desire, and help you find the wholeness and peace you long for.
If you have any questions about the process of individual counseling, or about how I can be of assistance to you on your journey please call or email me anytime!