Experiences in life can disrupt a person’s sense of wholeness. Certain things can leave individuals feeling as though they will never get back to a sense of normalcy. Relationships can become difficult, and day-to-day tasks seem unbearable. Individual therapy can be an effective therapy to help this person deal with emotional and mental problems.
Seeking help for a mental health issue is quite common. In fact, one-fifth of Americans seek out therapy each year. Avoiding treatment can put you at higher risk for losing a job, a relationship, or even experiencing early death. If you are considering individual therapy for a mental health issue, we have a wide array of options that can help, including psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, family therapy, and more.
Taking that first step, however, may feel uncomfortable. Even though patients’ lives are chaotic, unhappiness is familiar. Those unbearable moments are predictable and become comfortable. Therapy, on the other hand, is an unknown, which makes feelings of uncertainty natural.
Peace of Mind Wellness and Family Counseling, Inc understands that adjusting to therapeutic help takes time. Our therapists help patients explore the sources of their feelings, thoughts, and actions. Together, we create a customized therapeutic plan that helps individuals work toward healing.
What to Expect During Individual Therapy
Individual counseling is a one-on-one discussion between the counselor and the client. The two form an alliance, relationship or bond that enables trust and personal growth. During individual therapy sessions, patients and therapists form partnerships. Together, they work toward solving problems and achieving goals. Each session may not be a pleasant experience. It’s normal for frustrations and painful memories to surface during therapy. Even with these sensitive moments, therapists work to promote a safe and comfortable atmosphere where individuals can share thoughts.