Individual Counseling

Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential past experiences, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

Sometimes, the impact of relationships, lack of relationships or the end of relationships can be the catalyst for individuals to seek therapy. Some clients come to therapy in order to heal from hurts suffered from past relationships. Some clients come to therapy wishing to understand their feelings of loneliness and to develop a greater sense of connection and community. Some clients are trying to move through the grief from the end of relationships, break ups or deaths. Therapy provides a confidential space to explore and heal the pain suffered from the impact of relationships.

People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.

Some of the issues that our therapists work with and help individuals and families struggling with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family and Relationship Challenges
  • Abuse/Survivors of Abuse (sexual, mental, physical, etc.)
  • Adoption/Foster Care Issues
  • Career Issues
  • Hopelessness
  • Family and Relationship Challenges
  • Eating Disorders
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Esteem/Self-Image
  • Sexual Orientation and Identity Issues
  • Trauma
  • And Much More

Refresh Therapy offers counselors that have specific training and/or a certification in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Trauma Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy.