Individual Therapy in Seattle
Anchor Light Therapy Collective offers private, 1-on-1 counseling for adults in Seattle. We provide individual psychotherapy for anxiety, work-related stress, depression, trauma, difficult childhoods, and many other issues. Our individual therapists, Laura Richer and Michelle Mooney, both offer private counseling in-person at our Queen Anne office or online. Schedule your free initial consultation today to ask us questions and find out what treatment plan will work best for you.
Conditions We Help With Using Individual Therapy
Individual therapy can help with virtually any condition, stress, or issue that you’re facing. At Anchor Light Therapy we specialize in helping people through:
- Adapting to the current health crisis
- Depressed mood – lack of motivation and/or lack of enjoyment in life
- Anxiety – generalized anxiety, panic, phobias
- Stress management at home or at work
- Eating disorders
- Anger issues
- Relationship problems
- Addiction and substance abuse
- Family issues
- Sleep disorders like insomnia
- Setting goals
- Poor self-esteem
- Limiting behaviors or beliefs
- Difficult breakups, separations, or divorce
- Finding purpose, value, or meaning in life
- Difficult childhoods
- Traumatic experiences
Types Of Individual Therapy & Counseling We Offer
Individual counseling is a general umbrella term that means 1-on-1 therapy to treat a specific issue or issues. There are many tools and methods we use in treatment. We design a treatment plan that’s customized for every individual situation. Here are some of the treatments we provide:
My therapeutic method is designed to help you let go of what’s holding you back and create a more authentic version of who you are. My approach is about building confidence; it’s about supporting people as they learn how to trust themselves, their own instincts and intuition. My clients often tell me that I’m very grounded and down-to-earth but ultimately, I’m inspired by them.
I’ve spent the last four years inside community mental health settings with many different kinds of people from all walks of life, and what I know is that we can find an integrated and holistic approach that is just right for you. No matter what brings you to my practice, I meet you exactly where you are and adapt our time together to include art therapy, meditation instruction, EMDR, and any number of other modalities.
Who Benefits From Individual Therapy
- Professionals in high stress situations
- Individuals in relationships
- People struggling with their mental health and associated symptoms
- People with low-self esteem
- People who are involved in toxic relationships – partners, family, friends, co-workers
- People who have had adverse experiences that are holding them back
- People with negative self beliefs/negative self-talk
- People who struggle with “turning their minds off”
- Parents navigating how to care for their children – especially right now
- People with chronic pain
- People struggling with substance use, gambliging, shopping and food addictions
How do I know what therapy method is best for me?
When you meet with your therapist, they will explain each modality of therapy and you will decide together what you best fit that will meet your goals for personal growth.
Do I use the same therapist for couples and individual therapy?
When partners are seen in couples counseling, the counselor may arrange to see one or both individuals in individual sessions. Usually, to avoid creating more challenges in the relationship, these individual sessions are conducted under the rule that there will be no secrets, and that anything spoken in the individual sessions that might present a barrier to your relationship must be brought into the joint counseling. An example of this is infidelity that you are unwilling to end. Anchorlight Therapy Caollective has two therapists so if you are looking for individual therapy that is confidential in addition to your couples therapy, we can offer that option.
How long will I need to be in therapy?
Your therapist may recommend an amount of time that seems apportpitae to obtaining your goals. However, The client ultimately decides how long they would like to be in therapy. Some people have a lot they need to process and heal, so the length of therapy may be longer than someone who wants to fine-tune their current experience in the world
A Time to Focus on You
At Anchor Light Therapy Collective, you will work with a therapist who will work alongside you to meet your personal goals, and break through what is holding you back. With individual therapy, you will gain the tools, and guidance to help feel hopeful, connected, present, and empowered. You do not have to put your growth on hold just because of toxic stress, anxiety or because we are experiencing a pandemic.
Sometimes there can be a precipitation that seeking therapy means that you are weak. Much to the contrary, seeking guidance means you are strong and ready to move forward. Meeting with a therapist in a safe space means someone is joining and supporting you in meeting your personal goals. They will reflect the positive, and help you form effective strategies to move forward. Individual therapy is your slice of time to fully focus on you.
Couples/Marriage Counseling vs Individual Therapy
When you want to process and improve your interpersonal relationships and/or seeking guidance on dating or selecting the right partner, individual therapy is the best fit. When you and your current partner want to fine-tune and improve your partnership – for example – maybe you want to improve your communication, conflicts, intimacy issues together with your partner. If this is the case, couples therapy is a better choice in meeting these goals. However, doing both at the same time can further strengthen how you navigate your relationship challenges.
Types of relationship counseling:
To learn more about how we help people achieve their relationship goals, see Gottman Therapy.
Individual Therapy For Relationship Issues
Often, to have a healthy and rewarding relationship, the work starts with the individual. We will explore together what your barriers are to having a meaningful relationship. Some of these barriers are:
- Low-self esteem
- Negative beliefs about relationships
- Poor relationship history
- Not knowing where to even begin
- Dating anxiety
- Adapting to online dating
Group Therapy vs Individual Therapy
Group therapy is an excellent way to connect with others sharing the same experience. It can be extremely beneficial to know that you are not alone with what is keeping you stuck. Group therapy is a shared space where you can learn tools from both the therapist, and learn from others how they have successfully faced challenges. Group therapy is an excellent complement to individual therapy, but typically is not a replacement.
Individual Therapy Pricing
Therapy creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can change your life. But of course, it’s also an investment of both time and finances. When you’re ready to commit to healing and transformation, here is what you can expect.
Initial intake appointment
(85 minutes) $175
Standard individual session
(55 minutes) $150
We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider. We have chosen to not panel with any insurance companies and instead focus on providing the best care to our clients. Bypassing insurance allows us to create treatment plans that are not influenced by criteria dictated by insurance companies and offer the utmost privacy to our clients.
As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, I am happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider.
The client will pay for their session at the time of service. We will then file an electronic claim on your behalf, as well as submit any additional documentation required by your insurance company.
If your plan offers out of network coverage, they will reimburse you directly by mailing you a check.
Out of network insurance coverage varies. Most insurance plans offer out of network coverage that reimburses at 40-70% once you have met the out of network deductible.