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Individual Therapy

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At Bethesda Therapy, our individual therapy sessions are tailored to meet the unique needs of each person. Through a warm, non-judgmental approach, our highly skilled therapists employ evidence-based techniques to explore and address your concerns.

Whether you’re navigating through anxiety, depression, life transitions, or other personal challenges, we’re dedicated to supporting you in developing coping strategies, building resilience, and fostering positive change in your life.

Our Unique Approach

Our holistic and client-centered approach to individual therapy ensures a nurturing journey towards self-awareness, healing, and growth. By fostering a collaborative therapeutic relationship, we work together to uncover the roots of your concerns, establish attainable goals, and create a personalized treatment plan. Our aim is to provide a supportive environment that promotes self-awareness, healing, and self-growth, empowering you to thrive in your daily life.

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Common Issues Addressed

Benefits of Individual Therapy

  • Enhanced Self-Awareness
  • Improved Coping Strategies
  • Resilience Building
  • Improved Communication Skills
  • Greater Emotional Regulation
  • A Deeper Understanding of Personal Issues and Relationships
  • Enhanced Quality of Life

Therapeutic Techniques

Our expert therapists at Bethesda Therapy are proficient in a diverse array of therapeutic techniques, aiming to provide a comprehensive and tailored approach to address your individual needs. Here are some of the methodologies we employ:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a widely recognized and effective treatment approach that helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors. By fostering a deeper understanding of the interconnection between thoughts, feelings, and actions, CBT empowers individuals to develop healthier coping strategies and to view situations more realistically.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a comprehensive treatment approach that enhances emotional regulation, improves interpersonal relationships, and cultivates mindfulness. Through the development of coping skills and a greater understanding of emotional triggers, DBT supports individuals in creating a balanced and harmonious life.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy

IFS Therapy is an innovative approach focusing on the multiple ‘parts’ within an individual, facilitating self-awareness and emotional healing. It addresses a range of issues by helping clients understand and balance these internal parts. This technique is particularly effective for clients dealing with internal conflicts, fostering a deep sense of self-compassion and improved mental well-being.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

MBCT integrates mindfulness strategies with cognitive therapy to assist individuals in managing depression, anxiety, and emotional distress. By cultivating a greater awareness of one’s thoughts and feelings, MBCT encourages a shift in perspective that can lead to a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

SFBT is a goal-oriented approach that focuses on finding solutions and envisioning the desired future rather than dwelling on problems. By fostering a sense of hope and motivation, SFBT helps individuals move forward and achieve their goals in a positive and empowering manner.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Delving into past experiences and unconscious processes, Psychodynamic Therapy seeks to unravel the underlying issues that may be affecting present-day behaviors and emotions. By gaining insight into these deep-seated patterns, individuals can work through unresolved issues and cultivate healthier relationships with themselves and others.

Our therapists will work closely with you to determine the most suitable therapeutic techniques for your unique circumstances. Through a collaborative and supportive environment, we aim to foster lasting positive change and promote a path towards self-discovery and enhanced well-being at Bethesda Therapy.

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Individual Therapy FAQs

Individual Therapy at Bethesda Therapy provides a personalized setting for individuals to explore and work through their personal challenges and concerns with a professional therapist. Through a collaborative approach, we focus on helping individuals develop coping strategies, improve self-awareness, and foster resilience to navigate through life’s challenges effectively.

Our therapists are skilled in addressing a wide range of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Other Personal Challenges

Individual therapy offers numerous benefits such as:

  • Enhanced Self-Awareness
  • Improved Coping Strategies
  • Resilience Building
  • Improved Communication Skills
  • Greater Emotional Regulation
  • A Deeper Understanding of Personal Issues and Relationships
  • Enhanced Quality of Life

We employ a diverse array of therapeutic techniques tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Some of these methodologies include:

Our therapists work closely with you to determine the most suitable therapeutic techniques for your unique circumstances.

Typically, individual therapy sessions last for about 50 minutes. However, the duration can be adjusted based on the client’s needs and the nature of the issues being addressed.

The frequency of therapy sessions will be determined collaboratively between you and your therapist, based on your unique needs and goals. Some individuals may benefit from weekly sessions, while others might attend therapy bi-weekly or monthly.

Getting started with Individual Therapy is a straightforward process. You can reach out, email or call us directly at (240) 389-0027 to schedule an initial consultation. During the consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your concerns, learn more about our approach, and decide on the next steps towards beginning your therapeutic journey.

Absolutely. Confidentiality is a cornerstone of the therapeutic process, and we adhere to strict professional and ethical guidelines to ensure that the information you share in therapy remains confidential.

Individual Therapy can be beneficial for anyone looking to explore personal challenges, develop coping strategies, and work towards personal growth. If you’re facing challenges that are impacting your quality of life or are seeking a supportive environment to explore personal or relational issues, Individual Therapy at Bethesda Therapy might be a suitable option for you.

Getting Started with Bethesda Therapy

We understand that seeking help can be a big step, but remember, you’re not alone. We’re here to support and guide you on your journey towards a more manageable life. Scheduling a consultation with us is straightforward and the first step towards recovery. Reach out to us either by phoneemail or our website form to book your appointment. Be assured, your confidentiality is our top priority, and we’re committed to providing you with the highest level of care. Take that first step today – we look forward to assisting you.

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What Colleagues Say About Us

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Rose Bleiweis

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Melissa is determined, hard-working, and provides a range of therapeutic interventions. She is committed to professional development to further her clinical skills.

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Jen Lodico

LCSW-C

Melissa’s skillset was empowering to work with. She is professional and supportive. Melissa is a fantastic therapist who I cannot recommend enough!
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Beth Cocker

LCSW-C

Melissa Murphy is a wonderful therapist. She is kind, non-judgmental and empathetic. She truly understands her client’s needs and takes into account the whole-person. I do not hesitate to refer clients to Melissa and enjoy collaborating with her on cases. She is an excellent therapist with expertise in anxiety, depression, and OCD.

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