Individual therapy is a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth in your life. Therapy can help you process the emotions of your life and be a guide as you work to achieve your goals. A range of topics can be processed during individual therapy. These topics include anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes, etc.
Therapy (also referred to as counseling) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Therapy allows individuals to explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify the parts of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work towards their goals of change.
Individual therapy focuses on the individual’s immediate or near future concerns. It is a one-on-one discussion between the counselor and the client, who is the person seeking treatment. The two form an alliance that creates a safe safe for the client’s personal growth.
The goal of therapy is to help clients heal, grow, and move towards more productive, psychologically healthy lives. Therapy is client-focused and the specific goals for therapy will be determined by you and your therapist.
Individual psychotherapy sessions typically last between 45 and 50 minutes. The frequency and duration of therapy depends on your needs, treatment goals, and progress. Many concerns are readily resolved with short-term therapy (which averages 3-6 months), and other chronic or more complex concerns require long-term commitment before improvement is realized.
Research has proven that individual therapy assists with a range of issues and that the positive effects extend well beyond treatment. The therapeutic modalities are evidence-based, meaning that they have been subject to research studies and clinical observations, and they have been analyzed for effectiveness.