Individual counseling provides you with the attention and focus you need to overcome your struggles.
We will get to the “root” of the problem and your patterns in life that keep you stuck with distressing feelings or behaviors you want to drop. This personalized service will help you feel more confident with who you are and help alleviate symptoms that make life difficult. This service is also available online using a secure video platform so you can work on yourself from the comfort of your home.
You’re likely to benefit from seeing a licensed therapist if you:
What are the benefits of individual counseling?
Individual counseling or therapy gives you the space you need to just focus on you. You can explore your needs and problems with a counselor who will always be on your side. It is a great way to feel truly understood. This gives you the opportunity to explore yourself fully, get the support you need, and make the changes you want in your life.
Are office visits still available?
In office visits are available at this time. We take precautions in the office with distanced seating, staggered appointments, and use of masks. Therapists in the office have been vaccinated for Covid for extra protection. Of course, online counseling sessions are also available, for those who want the convince of getting services from the comfort of their home or private office.
What will a counselor or therapist do besides just listen to me?
Counselors are great listeners! We will often also reflect and offer interpretations to assist the client in clarifying feelings and underlying thoughts about their world. As a therapist, I do not just stay with the passive role of listener, however. I like to actively engage with my clients, offering non-judgmental and caring challenges or new ways of thinking to help the client grow out of the “same old ways” that keep them stuck in problems.
What is the difference between a therapist and psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists are specialist medical doctors who prevent, diagnose and treat mental disorders. They hold a license to prescribe medications to treat anxiety, depression and other mental conditions. In fact, much of their treatment focuses on managing medications, rather than engage in talk therapy.
In general, therapists/ counselors have at least a master’s degree, and many of them can diagnose and treat mental conditions. Their primary focus is talk therapy and behavior interventions, as they do not prescribe medications. Their goal is to help people understand their feelings and thoughts, make changes to improve themselves and develop life skills.
What if there is something I am not ready to talk about?
You decide what you want to talk about and what you want to work on. The therapist will collaborate with you on your specific goals to address. Sometimes the therapist may offer areas that may be worth exploring to
What if I need to find therapy for my loved one or family member?
If you need to set up therapy sessions for a loved one, you can schedule a free consult to discuss the issue so that you may find the answers that you need. However, the therapist will also want to consult with the person in need of services to make sure they are the right therapist to help the specific problem. Usually, therapy is most effective when the person is motivated to seek out therapy for themself, rather than doing it because they feel obligated or pressured.
Can I bring my partner to see my therapist?
A therapist will either see you as an individual client or see you and your partner together for couples therapy. This is decided after the initial assessment is done, so that the right service can be recommended. That being said, if you are in individual therapy, it may be beneficial to have a couple of joint sessions with your partner. Of course this will only be done at the behest of the primary client and is not required. When having a joint session in individual therapy, the focus will still be on the primary client and how the partner can support them in their growth or assisting the client share information with their partner.
What areas of South Florida do you service?
We service all of South Florida. Our clients typically live in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Boca Raton or other surrounding cities.