Individual Adults


Every individual comes to counseling with a unique history and life story, which are often intertwined with an underlying sense of fear, insecurity, loneliness, pain, confusion, “stuckness,” or longing that the person hasn’t been able to adequately address on their own. Common reasons that people seek individual psychotherapy are:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Addiction (food, technology, substances, people)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Feeling “Lost” and Directionless
  • Loneliness, Depression, or Low Self-Esteem
  • Cultural Dissonance or Alienation
  • Chronic Frustration, Anger, or Resentment
  • Grief, Loss, or Overwhelming Sadness
  • Lack of Joy, Passion, and Creativity
  • Recent or Past Traumas
  • Unresolved Family-of-Origin Issues
  • Social Awkwardness
  • Major Life Transitions
  • Support for Personal Growth
  • Health-Related Worry
  • Psycho-Spiritual Emergence or Crisis
  • Personal Identity Issues

Individual therapy is a profound opportunity to be heard and understood, receive support, make discoveries, share concerns, be radically honest, relax, think critically, learn skills, feel deeply, consider options, create change, breathe, let go, be challenged, find your voice, develop integrity, receive feedback, take risks, catalyze dreams, and become more of who you truly are. Individual therapy typically takes place weekly for an hour, and whether it’s for as little as 8 weeks or as long as 3 years, sincerely engaging in therapy very often brings some or many of the following benefits:


  • Decreased Stress and Anxiety
  • Genuine Self-Confidence and Assertiveness
  • Greater Emotional Balance and Harmony
  • Better Self-Understanding and Increased Self-Acceptance
  • Clearer Sense of Purpose and Direction
  • Greater Resilience, Hopefulness, and Trust
  • Healthier Boundaries
  • More Creativity and Aliveness
  • Freedom from Addictive Patterns and Behaviors
  • Resolution of Family Wounding and Trauma
  • More Heartfelt, Enjoyable, and Enriching Relationships

If you are trying to decide whether individual therapy would be of benefit to you, or about the appropriateness of our “fit” together, I encourage you to read further about My Approach or call 415-312-0318 for a free initial phone consultation.