Ginsberg and Associates Counseling, LLC

Individual Therapy

When individuals are experiencing trying times, they often forget about the assets they have and their natural abilities that can help them get a foothold and begin the process of change. My approach is one that both supportsĀ and challenges clients, and I strive to help people use their existing strengths to shed light on how they can overcome their problems and create a life that they find more rewarding, healthy, happy, and fulfilling. Developing treatment that is centered on developing both insight and real observable change is a hallmark of the work that I do.

I also work in a collaborative way with individual clients, believing that their knowledge about themselves, their lives, and their difficulties is paramount in gaining greater success and healing. As such, I want to hear from my clients about their experience in therapy so treatment can be tailored to their needs.

Individuals enter into therapy for numerous reasons, ranging from a desire for self-improvement and growth to contending with severe mental and physical illness. Psychotherapy can be of great help to all of these individuals. Below are listed some reasons people seek counseling. It is certainly not an exhaustive list. The reasons that people enter counseling are as diverse as the people who seek treatment.

Some reasons people enter therapy are:

  • Normal developmental life changes (e.g. transitions to school, new career)

  • Romantic relationship issues

  • General relationship issues

  • Work-related problems

  • Financial difficulties

  • Existential / spiritual concerns (e.g. making meaning out of life circumstances)

  • Adjustment to physical illness

  • Marital / couples strife

  • Intimacy concerns

  • Identity issues

  • Feelings of depression / sadness / melancholy

  • Anxiety / nervousness

  • Adjustment to emotional, social, or physical trauma

  • Coping with racism, sexism, or other prejudice and stereotyping

  • Stress

  • Career confusion / dissatisfaction

  • Family of origin issues

  • Parenting issues

  • Grief / bereavement

  • Eating disorders

  • Current family conflict

  • Problematic personality patterns that interfere with relationships and work

  • Attention / hyperactivity issues

  • Coping with harassment and assault

  • Addiction / substance dependence / substance abuse