In individual counseling, the client and counselor work together to clarify the client’s concerns and develop a plan to deal with the issues constructively.
There are times when one can benefit from the guidance and perspective individual counseling provides. It can be helpful in addressing a variety of challenging life circumstances. Specifically, counseling may help one:
- Deal with emotional difficulties such as depression or anxiety
- Manage the stresses associated with life’s opportunities and challenges
- Gain skills in navigating life transitions
- Learn to make peace with hurts of the past
- Develop healthy patterns for relationships with others
- Explore life patters as one seeks to live wholeheartedly
- Provide a confidential and “safe” place to discuss topics of concern in order to resolve them
- Learn skills for more effective problem-solving
The specific approach taken in counseling is based on the unique situation of the particular client and seeks to incorporate the client’s personal strengths—emotional, relational, and spiritual—in the healing process.
Also, some of our therapists offer specialized individual counseling services for those who are seeking to recover from traumatic life experiences or who struggle with specific issues such as addiction, sexual addiction, or eating disorders.
We offer individual psychotherapy for people suffering with compulsive over-eating, bulimia, anorexia, and other forms of disordered eating. Depending on an individual’s unique needs, we work with medical and nutritional professionals, and we consider a client’s relationship with God as paramount to his/her healing.
Recovery from Compulsive Sexual Behavior
We offer hope and healing for individuals who have become ensnared in patterns of compulsive sexual behaviors, such as sexting, internet pornography, serial affairs, and frequenting sexually-oriented businesses. We also offer a safe environment for spouses where they can begin their own healing journey.
Trauma Recovery/EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
EMDR is a form of therapy used to treat the effects of acute or chronic psychological trauma. The goal of EMDR is to bring about emotional healing by using bilateral stimulation (eye movements, taps, or tones) to clear out dysfunctionally-stored material and negative core beliefs about self.
EMDR may be an appropriate treatment for individuals who have experienced childhood physical, sexual, or emotional abuse; childhood neglect and lack of attachment; crime or domestic violence; military combat; sudden death or loss; phobias; depression; anxiety; and low self-esteem.