Reasons for TherapyPeople seek therapy for a variety of reasons. At Bergen Counseling Center, no reason is too “small” or “insignificant” to address through the therapeutic process. Some typical reasons for therapy are:
Life Stress, Increased worry or anxiety, Relationship issues, Difficulty feeling positive about life, Personal growth, Work stress, School stress, Low self-esteem, Sleep issues, Feeling hopeless, Increase personal insight, Anger issues, Communication difficulties, Lack of meaning in life activities, Loss of interest or pleasure in life, Balancing work and personal demands
For IndividualsIndividual therapy is a process of developing insight and awareness into one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Therapy provides a safe and compassionate environment where we can explore your internal and life experiences and address any issues that are causing distress. At the beginning of our relationship, we will establish goals for what you want to accomplish in therapy and start to develop a plan on how to achieve those goals. As your therapist, I will validate and support your life experience and work to over-come barriers that interfere with a sense of balance and well-being. Therapy can also be a process that increases self-actualization and fosters meaning in your life.
For CouplesCouples therapy differs from individual therapy in the sense that the relationship is the actual “client.” Work is done to improve communication patterns by helping each partner learn to listen and attentively respond to their partner. As your therapist, I will help open up lines of communication that have been closed by past wounds or emotional distance in the relationship. If arguments are frequent or explosive, we will work to decrease the intensity of conflict to promote healthy communication. Work may also focus on increasing emotional and physical warmth in the relationship. Couples therapy is also useful as a preventative measure to increase the loving bond between partners and to resolve minor issues before they become more problematic. I also offer pre-marital counseling for couples looking to start their marriage on the right track.
Located 1 block from Madison/Wabash el station servicing the Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines. Red and Blue Line transportation can be accessed from State & Washington.