Have you considered individual therapy, but you feel like it’s your job to just “figure it out?” Do you want to visit with a San Diego therapist, but you think you shouldn’t because you don’t have a specific diagnosis? Want someone to talk to about a big life change that has you feeling out of sorts, but you don’t know if therapy is the answer? If any of these describe you, we’d love to hear from you at Family Connections Therapy. We offer San Diego therapy for adults who want to get to know themselves and their goals a little better, improve their relationships, feel more fulfilled, and explore how they interact with the world. Whether you have a diagnosis or just want to change your perspective, we’re here for you. Keep reading to learn more about what we do.
Do I Need a Diagnosis to go to Individual Therapy?
Diagnoses can help to structure therapy goals and guide our work together. However, addressing a diagnosis, or even getting a diagnosis in the first place, is not all that we can do together. The therapy partnership asks individuals and their counselors to look at “pain points” (the areas of our lives that cause discomfort or lack of fulfillment). Sometimes, these pain points are a diagnosis like depression or anxiety, but just as often, they are things like interpersonal conflicts, life transitions, and other day-to-day challenges. During individual therapy sessions, we can explore how you approach life, view yourself, communicate, and bond with your loved ones, peers, or community. Your San Diego therapist will provide support and guidance for your self-exploration. The clinician may also offer new strategies for how to approach the world in ways that alleviate stress, increase self-acceptance, and improve the way you bond with others.
If you do have a clinical diagnosis or were referred by another healthcare provider who thinks you could benefit from individual therapy to approach a specific concern, our clinicians have experience working with those who struggle with:
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship and Marital issues
- Divorce stress
- Family stress
- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attachment issues
- Social Anxiety
- Substance abuse
- Grief and loss
- Struggles with their personal and/or gender identity
Shouldn’t I Just Deal with This on My Own?
Sometimes it’s hard to ask for help. It feels like life is so overwhelming that no one would be able to ease your pain, but you don’t have to feel like it’s all on you to make a change or feel better. We are all made for connection and community, and one of the things that San Diego therapy really helps with is providing a good example of what it means to be in a healthy, functional, supportive relationship. No matter what you’re dealing with or how difficult it is to express, a caring therapist can help you find the words to describe your emotions and help you understand why you’ve been struggling.
Part of a San Diego therapist’s job is to be your support system and help you experience a safe and fulfilling relationship. The experience of an individual therapy session with a warm and nurturing therapist can help you to develop healthier relationships outside of therapy. This could result in you expanding your support network, once you learn new coping skills and have insight to better understand your life concerns and how you communicate with others.
What Happens During Individual Therapy at Family Connections Therapy?
Every person’s therapy needs will be different. Our clinicians are knowledgeable and experienced enough to offer individual therapy services that are completely personalized for you. Our San Diego therapists are trained in different specialty approaches and therapy styles that we use to address almost any situation you may be struggling with. Some of our treatment approaches include:
- Attachment-Based Adult Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Positive Parenting Techniques & Parent Support (Attachment and Strength-Based)
- Relationship Counselling (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Divorce Support
- Court Conjoint & Reunification Therapy
How do I Get Started?
At Family Connections Therapy we want to make the intake process (paperwork, scheduling, and other steps to help you get started) easy. That’s why we have Client Care Specialists who walk you through the process until you are connected to the right San Diego therapist who can meet your needs.
It all starts with the first phone call or request form you can fill out on the website. If it’s more convenient, you can even text FCTcares to 484848. Then someone will contact you within an hour during regular business hours.
After the initial contact, the following happens:
- A Client Care Specialist will speak with you and take down your basic information.
- You will then receive a “Welcome” letter with your appointment time and your San Diego therapist’s name and contact information.
- A portal invitation will be sent to your email. It will ask you to create a passcode and set up your secure online account.
- Once you are in the portal, you will see your intake forms are available to fill out. Please complete these the day before your first session if possible. Thus allowing your therapist to have a chance to review the information.
- Start living a life with happy and healthy connections.
Other Services Offered At Family Connections Therapy in California
We provide mental health support for children, teens, and adults at our San Diego-based counseling practice. In addition to general therapy for children, we also offer therapy for ADHD, attachment and healthy development coaching, and play therapy. As well as LGBTQIA+ and transgender therapy for kids and teens. Our San Diego therapists work to support relationships through family therapy, court-mandated therapy, couples therapy, and marriage counseling. Reach out to learn how we can help you or someone you love!