Individual Therapy provides a compassionate, safe environment inclusive, non-judgmental, and non-shaming in supporting individuals’ processing of mental health concerns, establishing positive behaviors, healing trauma, and creating inspiration for change, growth, and transformation.
When Is The Best Time To Seek Individual Therapy
It could be time to seek Therapy if an issue causes distress or interferes with daily life. Distress can mean intrusive negative thoughts, feelings, maladaptive behaviors, or even a physical sensation, including pain or fatigue. It is essential not to seek treatment if you are often experiencing anxiety, depression, sadness, self-harm thoughts, hopelessness, unhappiness, ruminating thoughts, or feeling overwhelmed with your problems. Therapy helps if you are experiencing attention deficit, feeling spacey, inability to feel grounded, inability to focus on school or work, experiencing addiction, or feeling like hurting yourself or someone else.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) shows mental health issues affect one in five adults in the United States. Today, most persons are becoming comfortable talking about their mental health concerns with a psychotherapist that can help navigate the process and establish healthy lifestyle changes. A therapist can help identify the primary causes of symptoms and provide strategies for implementing positive change by eliminating unwanted thoughts and destructive behaviors and replacing them with adaptive behavioral skills to manage symptoms, reduce anxiety and stress, and help individuals live the best version of their life.
Individual Therapy Concerns
- Anxiety Panic Attacks
- Negative Behavior Patterns
- Bereavement, Grief & Loss
- Complex Trauma & PTSD
- Emotional Self-Regulation
- Couples Relationship Issues
- Parenting Styles
- Sex Therapy
What To Expect From Individual Therapy Sessions
Individual Therapy is an effective psychotherapy treatment for a range of emotional and psychological mental health issues. It can help improve symptoms, increase daily functioning, and decrease negative behavior patterns that influence an individual’s well-being. The first therapy session often focuses on completing an assessment that includes early childhood, adolescence, and adulthood emotional, psychological, and physical health. The therapist discusses the concerns, problems, and issues that bring the Individual to Therapy. The therapist collaborates with the Individual to create treatment goals, plans, and approximately how many sessions to meet their mental health objectives.
Therapists are responsible for creating a safe therapeutic environment. What an individual discusses with their therapists is confidential. However, there are limits of confidentiality provided to individuals during the first intake session. Therapists have mandated reporting laws by federal or state law to have exceptions to mandated reporting confidentiality. When a therapist must break confidentiality, these exceptions include reporting child sexual abuse, childhood physical abuse, dependent abuse, elder abuse, if someone is in immediate danger of harming themselves, and if a person is a threat to someone else.
The Process of Individual Therapy
The Individual and psychotherapist collaborate in healing childhood wounds, trauma, and adverse life events that disrupt your life. Complex feelings and triggers become resolved, healed, negative behavior patterns challenged, and new healthy behaviors implemented. Insight and growth provide as we learn to overcome painful, traumatic experiences, heal the past and move forward with confidence providing healing, change, and transformation.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most effective evident-based research psychotherapy approach that helps individuals connect their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Once identified utilizing a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Log, a person can replace negative thinking patterns with alternative positive thoughts to promote positive feelings, healthy behavior, and action steps.
Benefits of Individual Therapy
- Achieve insight on blockages of mental health issues
- Identify disruptive negative toxic relational patterns
- Create healthy, meaningful, and satisfying relationships
- Develop effective communication skills
- Establish emotional self-regulation
- Decrease impulsive damaging behaviors
- Develop adaptive positive coping skills
- Collaborates with the therapist to achieve psychotherapy treatment goals
- Processing concerns, problems, and issues utilizing talk therapy
- Obtains direct feedback on their progress on mental health issues
- A therapeutic alliance and bond built between the Individual and therapist
- An individual has confidentiality and privacy with certain exceptions
- Therapist offers personalized treatment plans with one-on-one sessions.
- The therapist and Individual work together towards goals.
You are deserving and worthy of a meaningful and satisfying life. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Let’s begin the first step on your journey towards happiness.