Individual Counseling by Psychologist Shivani Misri Sadhoo



Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is a process through which you work one-on-one with a professional therapist, in a safe, caring, and confidential environment.

At Saarthi Counselling Services one will explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify dimensions of your life that you may like to change, better understand yourself and others set personal targets, and work towards the needed change.


People lookout for therapy for a wide array of reasons, from coping with major life hurdles or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression and anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-awareness.

Counselor Shivani says a decision to begin Individual Therapy is a huge step that can be both liberating and frightening. If this is your first attempt, you might be afraid of the unknown or might feel a sense of failure for being unable to solve your own issues. If you have had past experience with counseling and it was unsuccessful or if you had mixed results, you might feel ambivalent about seeing a new therapist. It is essential to realize that these feelings are quite common and understandable, and Counselor Shivani can address your concerns as the therapy begin.

If you see that you are repeating the same negative patterns, that you are not able to achieve goals you have set for yourself, are in a continuous pattern of broken or negative relationships, if you are unable to recover from or move from past trauma, or if you are just feeling lonely, depressed, angry, stressed or anxious, this is an ideal time to recognize that you may benefit immensely from seeking individual counseling.


In What Circumstances You Can Seek Individual Counseling?

Psychologist Shivani Misri Sadhoo says there are several reasons due to which one may need to take individual counseling. These are the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Anger Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Eating Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Isolation

  • Benefits of Individual Counseling

    At Saarthi Counselling Services one can certainly hope to get benefits that can be proved long-lasting and will help you navigate further in your life with a clarity of thought. Here are some of the benefits.

  • You will learn to understand yourself better and your tendencies which affect your daily functioning and relationships with significant others.
  • You will learn to have a deeper connection with yourself and others.
  • Identify the root causes of your depression, anxiety, and stress and ways to cope and manage better.
  • Understand and know more about other interventions that can assist you to deal with your symptoms
  • You will address and understand the root causes of all your pain, agony, and difficulties.
  • Learn to decrease stress and conflict in interpersonal relationships and professional life.
  • Heal from an individual or family-related struggles and traumas.
  • Improve the quality of your life and that includes your mental and emotional well-being.
  • Improve your level of confidence and self-esteem in whatever you do.
  • Move towards a healthier, productive, and less painful life.

  • Psychologist and Counselor Shivani Misri Sadhoo’s Approach to Individual Counseling

    In the initial few sessions, the primary role would be to know each other, exploring what brings you to individual counseling at this particular time and developing a safe horizon for you to discuss your feelings, emotions, and needs. Counselor Shivani will ask you questions so she can understand your history, as well as the history of the present difficulties, so it can discover the root causes of what is causing your pain and where you might be stuck.

    Psychologist Shivani will work with you to identify and make appropriate choices rather than depending upon defensive mechanisms and walls, you have put in place to safeguard yourself and assist you at the present time. These old defenses or coping mechanisms stop you from learning how to identify and express your feelings and start to heal. Counseling for individuals is teamwork which evolves at an individual pace, in an environment of safety, trust, connection, and collaboration.

    Much of the work together will involve an analysis of important past and present relationships and their impact on your character formation, your views of yourself and the outer world, your coping mechanisms, and your self-esteem. Counselor Shivani’s experience over several years of practice has taught her that the deepest causes of pain are mostly related to or caused by disruptions in intimacy (trauma), separations, abandonments, instabilities, and attachment injuries throughout life.

    As your individual counseling sessions will progress, you will learn how to grow and identify unhealthy responses and habits you might have developed and become aware of choices and be able to be in the present rather than living in the past. Individual counseling is proven to be impactful and mostly has longer-lasting results than medication. Every individual’s journey with counseling will vary and every person who comes to Saarthi Counselling Services has unique situations, needs, issues, and problems. Counselor Shivani will help you to find yourself feeling fulfilled, happy, content, and healed from past and existing traumas.