A feeling of connectedness has always been a vital source of meaning in our lives. It’s no surprise then that problems in relationships can lead to pain and sadness, and that depression and anxiety often follow. Attending individual therapy sessions can help you deal with these problems in a confidential and non-judgmental setting.
Whether you are coping with a failed relationship, having difficulty sustaining friendships or romantic relationships, or clashing with family or colleagues, our highly trained and experienced relationship therapists can help you find solutions. Whatever the cause, therapy can guide you through difficult periods, while helping you strengthen the internal resources you need to navigate whatever the future holds.
Individual Therapy: Topics Commonly Addressed
Common issues we help clients resolve in individual therapy:
Breakups can be excruciating, but the pain ultimately does end. It can be comforting to remember that if you have the capacity to have loved once, then you can love again, and as well. A skilled therapist can help you cope with the feelings that accompany the loss of a relationship and help you prepare for the kind of loving, meaningful relationships you desire.
Are you in love, but plagued by doubt? Are you afraid of being trapped in another bad relationship or of repeating your parents’ failed marriage? Whatever the source of your commitment fears, a relationship therapist can help you work through your concerns, either in individual therapy, or together with your partner in couples therapy.
Are you too sad to enjoy life? Do you often feel lethargic or feel you sleep too much or too little? Do you feel hopeless or plagued by feelings of worthlessness? Individual therapy can help – our therapists are skilled, licensed and trained to help you overcome these negative feelings and begin experiencing life more fully.
Being shy makes life a little harder for many of us. This is especially true in New York, where it can sometimes be difficult for even the most outgoing to make meaningful connections. Therapy can help you build the confidence you need to assert yourself and become more comfortable in social situations.
It’s healing to share painful feelings of grief and loss with others, rather than remain isolated. There is no need to feel alone. Seeking out family and friends, the church or synagogue is helpful, but may not be enough. Our therapists are experienced in working with the painful feelings of aloneness that can come with loss.
Do you find yourself frequently on edge or feeling excessively nervous or worried? Are you experiencing concentration difficulties, irritability, restlessness, fatigue, or body tension? These, along with panic attacks, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dry mouth and sleep problems are common signs of anxiety. Individual therapy can help. Our therapists are certified, licensed and trained to identify and treat anxiety so that you can get back to living life on your terms.
Many people are uncomfortable with their sexual feelings, which inhibits them from reaching out in social situations. Others feel fine in these arenas, but have difficulty on an intimate level. Our licensed therapists have the experience and skills to help you understand and accept your sexuality, so that you can create the kinds of relationships you want.
It’s no secret that same-sex couples are often confronted by issues that heterosexual couples typically don’t face. The prospect of coming out to family and friends, and of tolerating prejudice can be overwhelming. If you and your partner are thinking about marriage, parenting, or are already parents, you may have additional issues you need to discuss. PARC is gay-affirmative and can provide the support you need to work out these concerns. If you prefer to work with a gay or lesbian therapist, we are happy to accommodate your needs.
Concerns about body shape, size, and weight affect both men and women and can impact your sense of self and your relationships with others. If you are troubled by negative feelings about your body, individual therapy can help you put things in perspective.
If you feel tormented by feelings of longing, frustrated desire, heartaches and loneliness, therapy can help. We understand what you are going through and can help you overcome these feelings and begin developing more fulfilling relationships.
Are you too hard on yourself? Do you take the things your colleagues do or say too personally or worry that they don’t admire you sufficiently? If your feelings are easily hurt or you find yourself easily angered at work, there are solutions. Our therapists have the training and expertise to help you understand and manage your emotions so that you can be successful in the workplace.