Individual therapy is suited for those struggling with mental health issues, but can also be beneficial for individuals simply aiming to increase self-awareness and understand themselves better. Examples of issues I treat in individual therapy are:
- Anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders
- Trauma, such as sexual assault, physical abuse, or neglect
- Peer relationship issues
- Low self-worth
- Difficulty adjusting to major life events
- School problems
- Gender identity and sexual orientation exploration
Couples therapy has many facets, and can be utilized by any type of couple at any stage in life. Some couples may seek therapy simply to deepen and strengthen their bond, while others may seek therapy to repair the relationship or separate amicably. Couples are typically seen together throughout therapy, although at the beginning of treatment it is common to see each partner individually for a session or two. Common concerns treated in therapy include:
Thank you, Sarah, for the little ways you've helped, and also for the big ways. Thank you for helping me notice things about myself and challenging me to look deeper. Thank you for helping me look into my partner's eyes again and not just at them. Thank you for encouraging touch between her and I as the most simple form of connection. Thank you for being kind and for guiding our focus back to where it needed to be: home.
What is Sex Therapy?
Sex therapy is treatment geared specifically toward concerns relating to sex and sexuality. Using a sex-positive approach, I treat individuals and couples experiencing sexual pain, desire issues or desire discrepancies, difficulty with arousal or orgasm, and other sexual concerns. I also help folks questioning or struggling with gender identity or sexual orientation and am an LGBTQAI affirmative therapist. It's important to note that sex therapy never involves any sexual contact between client and therapist.
Family therapy typically involves the entire family in therapy, or subgroups of the family. Presenting problems may include things like:
- Separation and Divorce
- Sibling Conflict
- Parent - Child Conflict
- Managing Boundaries
- Grief after Loss