At Old North Psychology we provide individual therapy to adults for a very wide range of presenting issues, many of which are detailed below.
Therapy is by definition a very personal endeavor. The descriptions below are intended to give a general sense of some of the presenting problems that we treat and how we typically approach these problems. It is important to remember that while these are general rules, the most important factor that determines how we conceptualize and treat a given issue is the person sitting across from us. As we get to know you we will arrive at a treatment plan that we feel will best serve you, given your history, personality, current life situation and goals.
As a new client, you can expect to be contacted by your psychologist by email to arrange the initial assessment visit. You will be asked to complete some intake paperwork, including the Individual Therapy Intake Form, prior to the initial appointment. At the first visit you will spend time explaining what you are hoping to get from therapy, as well as providing detailed information about the presenting problem or symptoms. You may be asked to complete some psychological assessment measures. Your psychologist will explain a bit about their approach and what you can expect. Likewise, we are interested in whether you have specific preferences in therapy, perhaps based on any past experience you might have. Typically, in this initial session, you will get a sense of whether you think you and your psychologist will work well together. You and your psychologist will discuss frequency of appointments and scheduling of future appointments. The frequency of appointments varies across situations, but generally we like to meet with you more regularly in the early stages of therapy, and then begin to space sessions out a bit once some progress has been made.
The clinical issues detailed below are presented separately for clarity; however, it is important to note that some of these issues often appear together (for example, depression and anxiety). If you are looking for help with something that is not listed here, feel free to contact us so that we can advise whether we can help you, and can refer you elsewhere if necessary.
We provide individual therapy to address:
Our doctors who see individuals are:
Please feel free to reach out to us to discuss your needs. Our team will be able to help you book an appointment for an assessment or answer any questions that you may have about our practice.