Individual Psychotherapy & Counseling

individual after successful therapy counselingSeeking help is the first and most important step toward improving your mental health. You have recognized that there is a problem and that it can be overcome with the help of a professional therapist. Individual psychotherapy or counseling is a collaboration between you and your therapist, with the goal of improving your quality of life. Individual psychotherapy can help you remove the emotional barriers and negative thinking patterns that interfere with living a happier, more fulfilling life.

You can change, and the Life Mastery Center is committed to helping you develop positive strategies to make that change. You can recognize old thoughts and behaviors and learn new ways to deal with them. Since 1987, Dr. Dean Kirschner has helped clients throughout Maryland and southern Pennsylvania, including Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Essex, Ellicott City, Towson, Lutherville, Cockeysville, White Marsh, Catonsville & Owings Mills, build positive thoughts and behaviors. You can be happy with yourself and your life.

Our Approach to Individual Psychotherapy & Counseling

To help you make changes in your life, the Life Mastery Center will direct you through counseling, making use of several effective therapeutic techniques:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy begins with the understanding that thinking errors or cognitive distortions are behind problems in one’s life. By challenging these distortions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help you change your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
  • Behavior Modification – All behavior is motivated by something – the desire to attain something positive or avoid something negative. With the knowledge that all behavior is motivated, you can begin to understand the triggers that are motivating your own unwanted behaviors or thoughts. We can use behavior modification, the practice of changing behavior through reinforcement, to help you change these behaviors.
  • Clinical Hypnosis – When used as part of therapy, hypnosis is a powerful tool that puts the mind into a highly-focused state. Hypnosis is not a process that controls you, but rather, a process that gives you the power to control yourself. When in a state of hypnosis, your unconscious mind is often more open to processing positive welcome suggestions to change your behavior.

How Can the Life Mastery Center Help Improve the Quality of Your Life?

The road to sound mental health will present challenges. Like any physical ailment, with the proper treatment, you can heal your emotional wounds and begin living a more fulfilling life. Dr. Kirschner can help with a range of issues, including:

Ready to make a change? Contact the Life Master Center today for more information about individual psychotherapy and counseling.  We serve clients throughout Maryland and southern Pennsylvania, including Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Essex, Ellicott City, Towson, Lutherville, Cockeysville, White Marsh, Catonsville & Owings Mills. 

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