Individual Therapy

Individual counseling is a personal opportunity to receive support and guidance from a professional that will help you face challenging times in life or move past adverse events from your past. Our therapists at Empowered Life Counseling can help you confront many issues in life, such as anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, grief, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes, etc.

Treatment Approaches

Trauma and Attachment Informed Therapy 
At Empowered Life Counseling, we work from an attachment framework
that prioritizes relationship and is non-pathologizing. We believe the principles of trauma-informed care, which include safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment, are imperative for the therapy process. Each of our therapists is trained in these principles and equipped to provide this space for their clients. We also know that the relationship and alliance between therapist and client is the main factor for positive outcomes in therapy. 

How Does Therapy Work?

Individual therapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone objective, neutral, and nonjudgmental. You and your therapist will work together to meet your goals and resolve the issues that have caused you to seek therapy.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a form of psychotherapy that has proven effective in treating various mental health conditions. It was developed in the late 1980s by Dr. Francine Shapiro, who discovered that eye movement (and later other bilateral stimulation, including auditory and tactile) could reduce the intensity of distressing thoughts and feelings. Since then, EMDR has become a widely accepted treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.

EMDR therapy proposes that traumatic experiences can cause brain information-processing dysfunction. Traumatic experiences can become “stuck” in the brain, preventing individuals from processing the information. EMDR therapy helps individuals process traumatic experiences and reduce their impact on their daily lives.

What Conditions Can EMDR Therapy Treat?

EMDR therapy is proven to be effective in the treatment of various mental health conditions, including:

  • PTSD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic pain

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

IFS is a therapeutic modality developed by Richard Schwartz, who believes that the mind is made up of multiple parts, and underlying them is a person’s core or true Self. Like members of a family, a person’s inner parts can take on extreme roles or sub-personalities. Each part has its own perspective, interests, memories, and viewpoint. A core tenet of IFS is that every part has a positive intent, even if its actions are counterproductive or cause dysfunction. There is no need to fight with, coerce, or eliminate parts; the IFS method promotes internal connection and harmony to bring the mind back into balance.

How IFS Therapy Works

IFS therapy aims to heal wounded parts and restore mental balance. A therapist using IFS will first help a person access the core Self and then, from there, develop relationships and understanding about the different parts to heal them.

What Conditions Can IFS Therapy Treat?

IFS therapy is proven to be effective in the treatment of various mental health conditions, including:

  • PTSD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders

What Are the Benefits of Individual Therapy?

  • Reduced distress: Therapy can help reduce the emotional distress associated with traumatic memories.
  • Increased self-esteem: Therapy can help individuals develop a more positive self-image.
  • Improved relationships: Therapy can help individuals develop healthier relationships by reducing the impact of past traumas.


Some insurance plans may cover therapy, but it depends on the specifics of your plan. It is essential to check with your insurance provider to see if therapy services are covered.


The length of therapy can vary depending on the individual’s specific needs and the severity of their symptoms. Some people may see improvement after just a few sessions, while others may need more.

When you call to set up services, we will ask you several questions to do our best to select the therapist that we believe will work most effectively with you.