Are you having a difficult time handling the struggles in your life?
Could you use an expert opinion on what you’re going through, or a non-judgmental ear just to listen?
Do you think you could benefit the most from individualized attention?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then individual therapy could be the solution you’ve been seeking. Individual therapy differs from group or alternative therapy methods as you are the sole focus of a single therapist who helps you develop and achieve your goals for therapy.
If you’ve been feeling hopeless or lost lately, or struggling with a problem in your life that feels insurmountable, individual therapy could help you improve your everyday life. Individual therapy helps you win against whatever you’re battling by putting a real expert in your corner by means of a professional therapist.
So if any of these sound like you…
- You keep worrying about the same problem over and over
- You don’t know who you could ever trust with knowing about your secret struggle
- You wish there was somebody who could tell you why you feel this way
- You’re interested in therapy, but you don’t want to give up total control
- Other areas of your life are being negatively impacted by your struggle
- You need somebody to listen to you and your feelings for once
- You’re interested in therapy, but not sure how it could fit into your life
…Then individual therapy could be right for you.
Individual therapy is so helpful for so many people because it’s the best way to get truly customized therapy. Group therapy may have its own set of numerous advantages but if you want more control over the pacing of your therapy, the methods used, the amount of analysis or feedback you can receive, and the timing of your sessions, you owe it to yourself to look into individual therapy.
What is Psychotherapy and How Can it Help?
Individual therapy can be a way for you to have someone truly listen to you without fear of judgment or criticism. Family and friends can be great listeners, but sometimes there is a real fear that what you say might be used against you later. Another fear you may have is that they will judge and criticize you for our choices. In contrast, psychotherapy offers confidentiality as well as a private and secure environment.
Boundaries in Individual Therapy
We wont see you at work, social events, school, or any other place in public. We are legally bound to keep your information to ourselves (unless you are a danger to yourself or others). Also, there is really nothing that will shock us. We are greatly aware of the many situations that might cause people shame, embarrassment, or guilt. These are the very things that keep you from seeking help. These are the boundaries of therapy that are designed to allow you to face and work on your problems rather than avoid or run from them.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Typically, therapy begins with a session once every week for the first month and then evaluate further as you make progress with your goals. When you start counseling you are going to want to get comfortable as we dive in to the main reasons you are in therapy. As you make progress and make connections we review your goals so that you may either drop certain goals that you have met or add new goals that you would like to tackle. The last phase of therapy is when you are at a place to begin tapering off so that eventually you do not need to come anymore.
Individual Therapy is Always a Choice
We are not in the business of keeping people feeling like they can’t live their lives without therapy. It’s actually the opposite! We want you to have the necessary tools to take with you so that you don’t need therapy anymore. Having said that, people come to counseling for various reasons. Some things are resolved in the first session or two. Others may take weeks and months. Still, other people may be in therapy for years. None of these options is abnormal and therapy is always a choice.
If you’re looking for help in improving your everyday life – or for a more tailored therapy experience – you would be a great fit for our individual therapy services. Please reach out to us today for an assessment for individual therapy or to schedule your first appointment.