Individual Counseling

Many people struggle to find their path toward a happier and healthier life. If you’re one of them, or you know someone who needs help, it’s time to try a new direction.

First, know that you are not alone. Frequently, people come in for individual therapy because they have noticed repeating themes or patterns in their lives that they find unfulfilling or frustrating. Some know what they want but cannot quite seem to get there, while others need a fresh approach to help guide them on their way.  Oftentimes they may have tried repeatedly on their own to create good outcomes only to end up disappointed.

Darlene Cross can help guide you in a different direction, one you’ve never tried before. All you need to do is take that first step! If you know someone who needs help, encourages them to do the same. All it takes is a simple phone call to schedule a session for individual therapy.

Subjects discussed in therapy sessions cover a wide range of topics.  As expected, they can include multiple mental health diagnoses such as mood disorders, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorders, and more.  Statistics say one in four Americans suffer from one or more of these diagnoses, but there are many other reasons people seek help. Non-clinical discussions can include working on issues with self-esteem and confidence, life-stage adjustments, trauma recovery, support for health-care providers, improving communications, relationship challenges, grief, and much more.  Improvement in one of these areas often also leads to improvement in another.

Probably the most respected form of therapy practiced by many if not most of us therapists is called Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It is a theoretical base that has been heavily researched and validated over many years that simply says how we think affects the results available to us. Fresh perspectives and fresh thoughts offer new and improved outcomes, often never previously considered. It is not unusual to combine CBT with other forms of therapy, tailored specifically to the needs of each individual.

Seeing a therapist is not the same as getting help and advice from a friend, just as getting help and advice from a friend is not the same as seeing a therapist. Friends are there to support us, maybe saying what we want to hear or giving well-intended advice that may not be so helpful.  Licensed, qualified, and experienced therapists instead offer a safe, confidential, and judgment-free environment focused only on your health, happiness, and well-being.

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