Individual Therapy

 

“The curious paradox is that only when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change” – Carl Roger

“So it is extremely important to open yourself to yourself. Developing tenderness toward yourself allows you to see your problems and your potential accurately” – Chogyam Trungpa

Individual psychotherapy is a process dedicated to the exploration and resolution of issues relevant to the way in which we interact with life on a personal and/or relational level.

This process can be a very powerful means of self-discovery, healing, and growth. It can also be a way to receive support and find insight into relativity simple life situations.

The exploration we undergo together may lead to either short or long-term therapy depending on your individual needs, what arises during the process, and the pace and depth of exploration you find most comfortable.

Independent of the situation at hand, providing a safe, supportive, and caring environment, is central to my approach. We will establish a collaborative connection based on trust, humanness, and non-judgmental regard for your life situation.

From my perspective, there is fundamentally nothing wrong or nothing broken (in need of “fixing”) about how we are in the world, and how we relate to life. Rather what we face, are challenging and traumatic situations in need of understanding and care, and complexities in need of simplification.

I find it essential to approach our work together with respect, mindfulness, compassion, and genuine regard for you as a human being who is temporarily challenged by the unpredictability of life. I fundamentally believe that this supportive experience is essential to the emotional unfolding and to the courage to be.


I can help you with:

  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Existential Inquiry
  • Spiritual and Personal Growth and meditation guidance
  • Grief and Loss Process
  • Stress Management and Life Balance
  • Addictions
  • Eating and Food Related Difficulties
  • Cultural Adjustment to life in the US
  • Bi-lingual therapy (English – Italian) or in Italian  (Conversational Spanish)
  • Balancing Professional, Personal, and Family Life
  • Integrating Emotional, Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Balance


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About Andrea

Andrea Colombu MA, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, a meditation teacher, nondual coach and group facilitator, integral well-being expert, speaker, and a blogger. He practices in the East Bay of San Francisco where he also holds regular meditation and awareness exploration gatherings.