INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SERVICES
We’re all faced by different challenges in life, and our unique upbringings and experiences will impact how we respond to them. Some of us will be able to naturally face obstacles head-on, while others may struggle to get over things that happened years ago.
Then, there are certain times where we face a particularly difficult situation and could use someone’s guidance to overcome it. Individual counseling spans far beyond mental illness. While there are many types of therapy to treat depression, anxiety and other psychological disorders, individual counseling is something that can benefit everyone.
What Is Individual Counseling?
Individual counseling is a type of psychotherapy that involves working one-on-one with a licensed therapist. The exact type of therapy and exercises you practice will vary, but all forms of individual counseling share some common elements.
- • A relationship with a counselor that you can trust.
- • A non-judgemental environment to openly share your thoughts and feelings.
- • Compassion and commitment from your therapist.
- • Opportunities to set goals and customize your experience.
Our primary goal during counseling is to make sure that you receive a safe, uplifting and affirming environment. Whether you are seeking general guidance or trying to manage symptoms of a mental illness, we are committed to providing you the resources and support you need to grow and thrive.
What Happens in Therapy?
The majority of individual counseling involves discussing your thoughts, feelings and experiences with one of our therapists. Because of this, you may often see counseling referred to as talk-therapy.
A common depiction of talk-therapy shows a therapist analyzing everything that a client says in hopes of revealing a deeply hidden inner truth. While that happens in psychoanalysis, the heart of modern talk-therapy is all about giving you a comforting and open environment to sound off, while being deeply understood and validated. In therapy, you will work with your counselor to develop healthy habits, learn how to make the best decisions for you and identify goals that empower you.
Types of Therapy
There are many forms of therapy that can take place in individual counseling. Most therapists have preferred techniques, but you may find a counselor draws upon different models depending on the problems that their clients are dealing with. Some of the most common types of therapy include: