Traditional counseling is an opportunity to examine issues within the privacy of a psychotherapeutic session. Individual counseling provides "therapeutic intimacy" to discuss relationship issues, childhood issues, or problems surfacing due to employment, career or personal life changes. If you are coping with feelings of depression or anxiety, it may become difficult to maintain work, school or family commitments. During times of stress, we sometimes misuse or abuse alcohol or other substances, find ourselves overeating or engaging in other destructive behaviors. Learning healthier coping strategies and facing confusing and often conflicting feelings can be positive steps towards living a healthier and happier life.