Find Relief And Healing Through
So You are considering individual therapy...
Do you feel disappointed in yourself, drained of energy, or lonely?
Have you recently faced a life transition, and now you cannot seem to get back on a rewarding life path?
Do burdensome emotions or racing thoughts interrupt you throughout your day?
Are you struggling to find a peaceful state of mind amidst what seems like chaos?
Do you wish you could live a calmer, more connected life and still be true to yourself?
Would you like to achieve more, grow more, and feel more alive?
No matter whether you have tried counseling before or it is your first time, you may be hesitant because you do not know if a specific treatment will be right for you. The good news is that the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy (CMP) is here to help answer questions and guide you through the healing process. We recognize that reaching out for support is both brave, exciting and possibly a bit scary.
"We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by
living fully in the present."
- Marianne Williamson
At the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy (CMP), we know that life challenges are very common and most people face difficult times more than once in their lives. Going through a major life transition or struggling to feel content can cause individuals to rely on negative coping methods, such as racing thoughts, emotional swings or unhealthy behavior patterns, to get through the day. As internal struggles are coupled with the stresses of modern day society, it’s common for people to feel like they have reached the breaking point. This is a normal, and important stage of healing. Often it’s the breaking point that encourages people to reach out!
We recognize that finding the right therapist is crucial to each individual’s healing process. That’s why we will make every effort to connect you with the best possible professional to meet your unique needs! We believe therapy is a collaborative process in which the therapist listens with neutrality and objectivity. Along the way, your therapist will be by your side, offering tailor-made guidance, tips and strategies to help you find relief and bring you closer to your personal goals.
Individual counseling can support you if you struggle with:
Relationships at Work
Grief and Loss
Stress and Anxiety
Substance Use and Addiction
Trauma (Past and Ongoing)
Fear of intimacy
Our therapists have been trained in integrative therapy approaches with emphases on spirituality, somatic modalities and social justice lenses. All of our therapists value mindfulness as a foundation to effective individual counseling.
CMP therapists have been trained and certified in several effective approaches, including:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
You may be interested in seeking help, but you still have questions about therapy…
How do I find the right therapist?
As a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, our priority is to be a healing resource. CMP is committed to getting you the specific kind of help you need. We have many different therapists on staff who are specifically trained to help with a variety of different issues with many different modalities. If you cannot find a therapist through CMP, we will provide suggestions on alternative care. We generally recommend having at least one initial contact session with your therapist to get a sense whether it feels like a good fit for you. It may also be helpful for you to speak with several different therapists to find the best fit.
How long will it take for me to feel better?
Sometimes simply beginning the therapeutic process can bring relief. Having a dedicated time and place where you can bring your whole self can have a profound healing effect. Your therapist is a loving witness accompanying and, sometimes, guiding you on your personal healing path. That being said, therapy is a nonlinear journey, meaning that the timeline for each client is unique having its own rhythm, flow, and passages of ease and difficulty.
How long are therapy sessions?
Individual therapy sessions typically last 50 minutes and are held on a weekly basis. Depending on your needs and interests, you and your therapist may decide to have longer or more frequent sessions. In addition, throughout the counseling process, your therapist will always strive to maintain a compassionate and open environment so you can explore new approaches to healing that best fit your personality and goals.
You are always in control of how long you participate in therapy sessions. If you come into therapy with a specific behavioral goal, it may be very clear when your therapy is done. You also might find that having achieved that goal, a new goal has arisen. Or perhaps, if you are working on an in-depth issue, such as self-growth or treating past trauma, you may benefit from longer-term counseling sessions. That said, at any point in the therapeutic process, it is your choice to decide when you are finished with or just need a break from therapy.
I’m worried about what others will think of me if I attend individual psychotherapy sessions.
Our sessions are always 100 percent confidential so you can feel safe and open during your treatment. If you do decide to tell your close loved ones about your individual counseling, it’s likely that they will admire you for your dedication to your well-being and potentially act a side resource of support as you continue through the healing process.
Learn More About Individual Therapy And Find The Best Therapist For You
If you would like help in finding the best therapist fit for you, please call us (415) 766-0276. You can also go to [Contact Us] and fill out the form, or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you contact us, we make every effort to listen carefully to your needs and answer any questions you may have about therapy or our organization.