Therapy is a here-and-now meeting between therapist and client. In this meeting, some of our deepest insecurities and emotions can be shared confidentially to a compassionate, qualified mental health professional. The therapists at University Psychological Associates treat adults with a variety of conditions such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, and stress related to life adjustments such as moving to a new place.
What to Expect at Your Therapy Session
Individual therapy sessions can help clients develop insight into whatever psychosocial or emotional challenges they are facing. Through the therapeutic relationship formed with one of our licensed therapists, you can begin to talk about your challenges, hopes and goals.
In your first therapy session, your therapist will begin by gathering information about you, including your needs and goals for treatment. This is your treatment, so we encourage you to ask your therapist questions, too, to determine if they are a good fit for you.
As you build trust with your therapist, you may work to address negative automatic thoughts and uncover core beliefs about yourself. You may also work towards processing memories and emotions that have long been suppressed. Your therapist may help you to develop various techniques such as cognitive restructuring or mindfulness skills.
Our therapy sessions are tailored to meet the needs of each individual client. Each of our therapists have their own areas of specialization with unique styles formed through years of professional experience, training, and education. To treat clients, therapists generally require at least 7 to 10 years of education, supervision, and certification to claim a therapist or counselor’s title.
While many forms of therapy exist, we can provide multiple approaches to help your situation, including:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Couples therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
Take the Next Step
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Oftentimes, they have reached a point in their lives where they feel hopeless or otherwise demoralized after life stressors have left them overwhelmed. Sometimes they feel like giving up and turn to therapy as a way towards some kind of change. The licensed therapists at University Psychological Associates strive to inspire hope in their clients. Moreover, our therapists diligently work to deliver evidence-based therapeutic treatment in a heartfelt way to help their clients learn new skills and foster personal growth. Contact us at (704) 547-1483 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our adult therapy services.