Individual Counseling

Becoming whole and who you were made to be.

Individual Counseling

We work with individuals primarily from the perspective of relationships because those we are close to impact us and we impact them. The name of our practice doesn’t mean we don’t work with single folks! But it does mean we are primarily working with people who desire marriage. Please call for a consultation if you’d like to explore the possibility of working with us.

Individual Counseling

We work with individuals primarily from the perspective of relationships because those we are close to impact us and we impact them. The name of our practice doesn’t mean we don’t work with single folks! But it does mean we are primarily working with people who desire marriage. Please call for a consultation if you’d like to explore the possibility of working with us.

Individual Counseling and Coaching Create spaces to:

Focus

At times, a focus on individual needs, perspectives, past issues, hurts and pains without filtering for your spouse is needed to start the healing process.

Reflection

We are each responsible for our happiness and health. Our best chance for change is to look inward, reflect, dream, and practice that which we desire most.

Personal Change

Sometimes a spouse or partner is unwilling to participate in couples counseling. There is still hope when one partner engages in personal change!

Self Care

When else in life do we have the privilege to focus on our own heart, mind, body, and soul? This is your opportunity to love and care for yourself – the session is all about you.

Do I need counseling?

Individual Needs

Once the marriage begins to heal and partners practice better communication and conflict resolution, sometimes we discover one partner has an unidentified diagnosis or issues in their family of origin that need attention. Every couple is different, so we will collaborate on how to move forward. Some couples will move into individual counseling to address those needs and others may alternate individual sessions with couples work. As the marriage heals, the individuals in the marriage also heal and as the individuals heal the marriage becomes more and more a place of peace, comfort and intimacy.

 

“The grass is only greener when you’re not caring for your own lawn.”

– Dr. Edwin Friedman

what to expect

Individual Participation

When you come to us, our hope is that you will feel emotionally safe, physically comfortable, and freedom to be yourself.  We aim to create a judgment-free zone, an area for you to express your hurts, confusions, frustrations, celebrations, dreams, and desires.  Out of this safe space and established trust, we work with you to facilitate and encourage self-awareness, accountability, and forward movement.

The client has the responsibility to arrive early and prepared for each session, read, watch or listen to resources the therapist shares, follow through on commitments and intentions made, and be honest above all. The relationship between counselor and client is collaborative.

Ready to get started?

Our Process

We believe counseling is for EVERYONE and we’d like to remove the negative stigma that you’re weak or damaged when you seek help. The demands and pressures of today’s world can be overwhelming and exhausting and individual counseling aims to help you become the thriving, wholehearted, human being you were created to be. Individual counseling is one of the kindest, bravest, most responsible things you can invest in.

1

Schedule Appointment

Sometimes, the hardest part of lasting change is taking the first step. We’d love to chat with you if you’d like to ask questions and make sure one of our clinicians is a good fit. Otherwise, you are welcome to click the ‘schedule online’ button where you will have access to our practice calendar, choose your clinician, and book your first appointment.

2

Complete Paperwork

All intake forms are sent to your email, giving you access to your private, confidential client portal. Allow 30 to 60 minutes to complete all forms. This is an important step because it helps give us an overview of what’s happening and prepare for your first session. The client portal provides you with 24/7 access to all of your paperwork, invoices, scheduling, worksheets, and handouts.

3

Meet with Your Counselor

In the first appointment, we’ll get to know each other, create a genogram, (a quick diagram that illustrates your family members, history, and relationships), and explore what’s happening today. We’ll begin to formulate a plan to move forward and you’ll receive a follow-up email with the next steps.

Resources for Individuals

Books

Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us Out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode – and Into a Life of Connection and Joy
by Aundi Kolber

Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode – and into a Life of Connection and Joy
by Aundi Kolber

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
by Brené Brown

Sex and the Single Girl
by Dr. Juli Slattery

Wild at Heart
by John Eldredge

Individual Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions

I don't even know what to talk about and I'm afraid it will feel awkward.

Feeling nervous and awkward for that first appointment is normal for most people. Our goal is your comfort in session and we’ll lead you one step at a time into productive, meaningful conversation.

What if we're not a good fit?

You are welcome to call our intake coordinator, Jamie, to cancel future sessions and/or to help you find another clinician in our practice or elsewhere. Finding a good counselor that you connect with can be challenging, but don’t give up! We are not offended or hurt, this process is all about you and finding the support and guidance you need to thrive.

I know I need help, but I don't have time or money for counseling. Do you offer free or sliding scale fees?

We do not provide pro bono or sliding scales at this time. We encourage you to examine your budget first to see what you can remove that might make space for counseling. We also encourage sharing with one or two safe people who genuinely care about you to inquire about financial support to pursue counseling. Allowing loved ones or church communities to help may also enable some gentle accountability from those in your social circle. You may also inquire about using a Superbill for possible insurance reimbursement. Finding time for counseling might feel like a sacrifice at first, but we believe you’re worth it and will feel the value and benefit quickly.

I've had previous bad experiences in counseling. What sets you apart from others?

We don’t approach you as a problem to fix or a diagnosis to treat. You are a human being and we all have struggles to overcome, including your therapist! We desire to come alongside you on your journey offering our best clinical interventions in addition to personal experiences to encourage and inspire you along the way. You are the expert about yourself and your story and we are honored you’ve invited us to collaborate with you on the ways you’d like to improve and heal.

We'd love to hear
from you!

Are you ready to start
a conversation?

Give us a call at
234-303-2325