Individual Therapy in South Florida

Individual therapy is seems a mystery to many people. The way it’s portrayed on TV often doesn’t help. If you’re wanting to improve your concrete life skills, such as communication or self-care, you might find yourself with homework assignments and tasks to do between sessions. However, sometimes therapy is a little more exploratory and focuses on themes in your life, rather than specific skills you need to boost. You might think of it as an experience in becoming more seasoned. The more we lean into your life, the more depth and understanding is created . . . and with that comes increased self-awareness, freedom and less managing life on auto-pilot.

My Individual Therapy Approach

As a clinical psychologist, I primarily approach our work together in two ways . . .

The first approach, if needed, is a more skills-based approach. We’ll look at parts of life, such as sleep habits and stress management. Likely, we will work on some tools. Then we can focus on practicing new ways of coping, so that you don’t feel as overwhelmed. After some of that work, often my clients will shift into the second therapeutic direction.

The second individual therapy approach is less concrete. We will focus more on your life history (good and difficult experiences). Together, we will see how that history impacts the person you are today. This may include your relationships, your decisions, your strengths, your identity. In this approach, we use our therapy relationship as a gauge of how you navigate the world. As a team, we investigate to increase your understanding of yourself and make the changes you want to make.

I look forward to diving in with you, helping you figure out what you need and supporting your growth as you move through this world.

I can help you make the change that you deeply desire. Call me at (954) 336-4049 for your free 15-minute phone consultation to find about psychotherapy services in my Plantation or Miami office.


Karin Lawson

2312 Wilton Drive, Suite 22
Wilton Manors, FL 33305