Individual Counseling

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” Brene Brown

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling

Life is about finding balance and equilibrium. Discovering your unique strengths and vulnerabilities requires a process of evaluating and understanding the emotional skills and responses you’ve developed since your earliest childhood, as well as how you resolve crises and react to stressors.

Individual counseling can teach you to constructively deal with unresolved issues from your past, as well as personal topics such as anxiety, stress, anger, loss or difficulties in your relationships or career.

Client Testimonial

Mary taught me things I did not know about myself, opened new ways of thinking, and challenged old ideals that were no longer serving me.



During individual therapy sessions, you and your therapist will develop a collaborative relationship that deepens trust and personal growth. One-on-one counseling in a caring, confidential environment will allow you to gain a greater understanding of your feelings and behaviors; work through unpleasant memories; and identify aspects of yourself that you would like to change for the better.

Types of Therapy

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Mary Coleman specializes in three treatment modalities.

  • EMDR: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy is a highly effective way to get over trauma, and has proven successful in treating PTSD.
  • CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on solving problems and changing destructive habits, thoughts and perceptions.
  • Talk therapy: Talk therapy is an exploratory process that helps people understand and process their emotions.

What Are the Goals of Individual Counseling?

Qualified, client-driven counselors will work with you to set specific targets you hope therapy can help you hit. However, the overarching objective is to help you achieve a better-developed sense of personal growth as you work toward becoming a more productive, psychologically well-rounded person.

The frequency and duration of your therapy will depend largely on your needs and the rate at which you make progress toward your goals. Short-term therapy is well-suited toward resolving many common issues, while complex issues may require a longer-term commitment to work through.

Deciding to enter therapy can have wide-ranging positive effects on your life, including aspects such as your interpersonal relationships, your success in your career and your overall sense of fulfillment. In addition, many approaches to individual therapy are evidence-based, meaning they have been subjected to research studies and clinical observations that analyze their overall effectiveness.

Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, you will discover it is worth the effort to work on yourself as an individual. Schedule your appointment today.


If you’re looking for professional, compassionate support, I can help.