Individual Therapy

What is Individual Therapy?

Individual psychotherapy provides you with the opportunity to work closely with a highly trained professional therapist or psychologist. The relationship you have with your therapist can be a powerful tool in building self understanding. Through your work together you can gain insight into what your patterns are, where they come from, and how they currently affect your life. You will also find relief from the challenges you are facing and learn new skills to apply to the issues you are having.

Who do we treat?

At Behr Psychology we work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and  relationship problems. People who seek treatment with us work on goals related to striking work-life balance, integrating religion and culture, understanding intersectionality and processing trauma. Others work on addressing sexual health and dysfunction, overwhelming life-transitions, improving self esteem, building assertiveness, or embarking upon self-exploration.

What to expect

Psychotherapy is a confidential, private, safe-space for you and your therapist or psychologist to explore the challenges that brought you to therapy and the goals you have for your growth and healing. Our therapists guide you in building new coping skills and engaging transformative self-reflection. 

Myths about Individual Therapy:

Myth: My therapist will judge me.

Fact: At Behr Psychology, we are a judgment-free zone. We listen with open minds and provide a safe space for you to say anything. We have heard it all and will never shame you.

Myth: My therapist will tell me what to do.

Fact: Our therapists and psychologists ask questions and provide suggestions to help you make the best decisions for your life. We don’t tell you what to do, but help you to feel comfortable with your own decisions.

Myth: How can my therapist help me if I can’t help myself?

Fact: Speaking out your thoughts and feelings to another person can help to clarify and process your experiences. Our therapists are trained to see and hear underlying dynamics that may not be so obvious on the surface.

Myth: I’ll be in therapy forever.

Fact: While many people attend therapy throughout their lives, going to therapy isn’t a life sentence. We encourage you to attend therapy for as long as it is helpful to you. Most of our clients are in therapy with us for about 18 months.

Good reasons to start therapy


If you are experiencing stress, worry, overwhelm, panic, and are overthinking things, you may be dealing with anxiety. Therapy can be helpful in supporting you to better understand and manage your anxiety.


Depression can look different for everyone, but some common signs of depression are chronic sadness, lack of motivation, feeling withdrawn, removed, and isolated. Therapy can be helpful in supporting you to better understand and manage your depression.

Relationship Problems

Therapy can be helpful in improving relationships. Interpersonal problems can result from trauma, lack of experience, miscommunication, incompatibility, or life stressors and circumstances. We can help you to improve your relationships through individual or couples therapy.

Work-Life Balance

It can be difficult to juggle your work life with your personal life, and there are many stressors that come into play when trying to find a healthy work-life balance. Therapy can help you to set boundaries and achieve greater balance in your life.

Religion and Culture

Everyone has their own unique experience related to their religion and culture. At Behr Psychology we are sensitive and knowledgeable about many cultures and religions. We can work with you to understand conflicts or values related to religion and culture.


Race, class, and gender identities often overlap and can be the source of trauma, discrimination or disadvantage. Therapy can help you to process these experiences and your unique identity.


Trauma is an emotional response to a threatening event that causes long-term reactions such as flashbacks, unpredictable emotions, dissociative episodes, or physical symptoms. Therapy can be helpful in supporting you to better understand, process, and manage your symptoms of trauma and anxiety.

Sexual Dysfunction

At Behr Psychology we treat a range of sexual disorders including erectile dysfunction, low libido, premature ejaculation, vaginismus, porn addiction, sex addiction and pain with sex. Sexual health can be related to any of these issues in addition to kink and BDSM. Therapy can be helpful in supporting you to better understand, process, and manage issues and topics related to sex and sexual health.

Life Transitions

We can help support you through life transitions that can create stress and anxiety in your life. This can include moving, changing jobs, beginning and finishing school, starting a family, caretaking responsibilities, marriage, and grief and loss. Therapy can help provide a safe space for you to process your emotions and get the support you need.


Self-esteem and self-love are at the core of many other emotional functions. If you are struggling with self esteem you might be dealing with body image, an eating disorder, depression, anxiety, or self-confidence. Therapy can help you to build your self-esteem and confidence while reducing shame and guilt.


Many people struggle with asserting themselves in the workplace and in relationships. Confidence, communication, and strategy are key when working on assertiveness. Therapy can help to support your abilities to assert yourself in a variety of settings.


Self-exploration in therapy is useful for people who want to learn more about themselves but may not know where to start. You may be interested in therapy but are not sure what you really want to talk about. That is ok. You don’t need to know where to start to begin exploring.