“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.”
– Brene Brown
“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung
You may find yourself experiencing a lack of balance because you have trouble making time for yourself. You prioritize others needs over your own, or feel guilty when you try to slow down and relax. You might feel overwhelmed by the stress of your ‘to do’ list and feel hopeless about your ability to make things better. These experiences commonly manifest themselves as anxiety and depression symptoms – worry, obsessive thoughts, thinking of the worst case scenario, irritability, concentration problems, feeling sad, crying and feeling stuck.
Individual counseling provides the gift of time set aside to focus on YOU! It is a sacred space to work one-on-one with your therapist to inspire your own healing and well-being. Your work in individual counseling will give you concrete skills you can experiment with to reduce mental health symptoms and create a life you feel proud of and passionate about!
Who Can Benefit from Individual Therapy?
The best investment you can make is in yourself. At Sage Wellness, our clients come to individual therapy for many different reasons. Some common concerns include:
• Symptoms of anxiety and stress
• Symptoms of depression and low mood
• College adjustment issues
• Life transitions (e.g. divorce, new career, retirement)
• Friendship, romantic or family relationship difficulties
• Low self-esteem or confidence
• Emotional, sexual or physical trauma
• Exploration of identity, gender or sexuality
• Grief and loss
Individual therapy is a wonderful place to cultivate the confidence and skills to address these concerns. However, you do not have to be in crisis to give yourself the gift of therapy! Therapy is often most helpful when life is going well! During these times, you have a higher level of emotional and physical energy to work hard to cultivate the concrete skills to cope when life gets hard.
At Sage Wellness, we walk alongside you during the therapeutic process. Using your goals as a guide, we hone your strengths and enhance what is already working. We identify patterns and roadblocks that have been getting in your way of success and work towards eliminating them. We spend time processing what aspects of your past have contributed to what is occurring now. Our role is to provide new perspectives, teach you positive coping skills, and help you achieve confidence in knowing you can work through any challenge that arises.
Our culturally sensitive therapeutic approach is integrative and tailored to fit your situation. We utilize a strengths based, interpersonal approach. Our therapists integrate their unique training and styles to use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based treatment, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), motivational interviewing, and more. We also affirm the personal and cultural identities of our clients, and find it important to incorporate this in our work together. This makes us especially proud to support our LGBTQIA and BIPOC clients.
At Sage Wellness, our therapists provide in person counseling at our Gainesville office and telehealth therapy to Florida residents.