Individual Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy involves meeting with a therapist for a variety of purposes to improve the mental health of a client.  Individual psychotherapy involves regularly scheduled sessions, often weekly, between the client and a mental health professional.  The sessions may focus on current or past problems, experiences, thoughts, feelings, or relationships.  Sensitive and deeply personal topics are often discussed during psychotherapy and ongoing psychotherapy is a common and useful means of self-growth and self-actualization.  Therapy can help people resolve barriers which interfere with their sense of well-being and reduce their subjective sense of discomfort.  Many people enjoy therapy and relish the journey of becoming more conscious about themselves, their inner world, and their relationships.

At Meridian Psychological Associates, psychotherapy may be performed by practitioners with a number of different qualifications, including psychologists, marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers.  Many of our mental health professionals work within a psychodynamic orientation in which they seek to be impartial, yet encourage clients to explore unconscious patterns and how the past is connected to them.  By understanding the causes of one’s internal and external conflict, emotional and behavioral changes can be made.  Further, many of the mental health professionals at MPA are interested in working with clients that may have personality features or disorders that require long-term psychotherapy.