Individualized Therapy


Seeking help when faced with a personal crisis, dealing with extended mental illness, or learning how to cope with life’s challenges can be an excellent way to address those problems firsthand. At Mental Health Haven, we offer individualized therapy to help create an open dialogue to discuss your life’s issues and develop strategies for treating those symptoms.

The key aspect of individualized therapy is the relationship between you and your therapist. Kristen Chambers, PMHNP-BC, provides a personalized, empathetic, and understanding space during your sessions and can give you the tools to improve your mental health. Our core values work to erase the stigmas surrounding mental health disorders and, by doing so, create a positive space for you to grow and work through your problems, giving you autonomy in your mental health journey.

How Individualized Therapy Can Help You Grow

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a treatment approach that helps you recognize negative or unhelpful thought and behavior patterns. Many experts consider it to be the gold standard of psychotherapy. CBT aims to help individuals identify and explore the ways your emotions and thoughts can affect your actions. 

Individualized therapy has been shown to improve emotions and behaviors over time. Also called psychotherapy or talk therapy, it’s reported to be linked with positive changes in the mind, providing faster and longer benefits than with medication alone. Talk therapy can address root issues, helping people learn more about themselves and make positive behavioral changes to improve their mental health.

Psychotherapy is a first line intervention for treatment of children and adolescents. However, compared to medication alone, personal improvements in therapy can happen quicker and longer and can benefit anyone, no matter their age. As a safer alternative to medication, most mental health issues can be treated and managed long-term. For people with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, relationship issues, and other stressors, meeting one-on-one with a therapist or counselor can help address issues of past trauma, mental health issues, and personal issues that are affecting your mental health.

Talk therapy works by building up personal skills to help manage day-to-day struggles. Some skills you can expect to learn from talk therapy include:

  • Building Insight: Insight and awareness are key skills to learn about yourself, your behaviors, and exploring your experiences. By processing past experiences, you can gain insight into how they may continue to impact you.
  • Processing Emotions: Difficult, complex emotions can be correlated with current and past issues and can be easily confusing. By learning to process them, your emotions can be better understood with empathy and support.
  • Changing Negative Thoughts and Behaviors: Negative thoughts and behaviors can often leave people feeling hopeless about their circumstances. Therapy can help change those thoughts and behaviors by shifting your perspective and taking small steps toward changing harmful behaviors.
  • Building Communication and Coping Skills: Many relationships and conflicts can be built upon negative experiences, and learning how to communicate and cope with challenging life stressors can help improve your sense of mindfulness and compassion towards yourself and others.

Choose Psychotherapy With Mental Health Haven

The best results come from working with a therapist you can trust, and at Mental Health Haven, Kristen Chambers works with several techniques to perform psychotherapy sessions with her clients. While the outcomes of individualized therapy depend on the person, their relationship with their therapist, and the severity of their disorder, Kristen Chambers offers an understanding, calm, and friendly approach to her sessions that can help people through the worst of times receive help when they need it most.