Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

Beginning individual therapy is an invaluable personal investment. Meeting with a qualified therapist is like having a personal guide to help you navigate the struggles and successes you have in life. The therapeutic individual therapy relationship is designed to engage you with a therapist in a collaborative process; one that is designed to help you address your fears, maximize your strengths, understand your options, and set yourself up for success.

A good individual therapist does not have all the answers, but instead has a lot of questions, and is ready to assist you in curating a path that aligns with your values, supports you through your pain and helps you into your potential.

Who Can Benefit From Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is best for anyone who is trying to break old habits, see things from a new perspective, understand themselves better and make meaningful changes in their life. The benefits of individual therapy can be many, and are unique to the challenges the individual is facing.

Whether someone struggles with managing symptoms, life circumstances or feels stuck in their ability to grow and change, individual therapy is a good place to start the process of getting unstuck and improving the way you feel about yourself. Individual therapy for relationship issues can also be very beneficial.

What Specialty Topics Are Addressed?

In individual therapy, a multitude of topics can be addressed. How you use your time with a therapist is a joint endeavor. Some people like the structure of worksheets, exercises, and a formatted approach. Some people prefer a more free-form experience that honors what feels most relevant to as sessions progress. There are multiple types of individual therapy; traditional talk therapy, somatic or body-based therapy methods, or an integrated and holistic approach. There is no right or wrong way to do individual therapy. A strong therapeutic alliance is one that factors in your needs, wants, and voice in its progression.

Healing Trauma

Sex/Porn/Love Addiction

EMDR

Healing from Toxic Relationships

Somatic Therapy

Sex Therapy

Infidelity & Betrayal Trauma

Codependence

Anger Management

Psychological Assessments & Evaluations

What Specialty Topics Are Addressed?

In individual therapy, a multitude of topics can be addressed. How you use your time with a therapist is a joint endeavor. Some people like the structure of worksheets, exercises, and a formatted approach. Some people prefer a more free-form experience that honors what feels most relevant to as sessions progress. There are multiple types of individual therapy; traditional talk therapy, somatic or body-based therapy methods, or an integrated and holistic approach. There is no right or wrong way to do individual therapy. A strong therapeutic alliance is one that factors in your needs, wants, and voice in its progression.

Healing Trauma

Sex/Porn/Love Addiction

EMDR

Healing from Toxic Relationships

Somatic Therapy

Sex Therapy

Infidelity & Betrayal Trauma

Codependence

Anger Management

Psychological Assessments & Evaluations

Benefits Of Individual Therapy

You are worth it

Embarking on the process of individual therapy is a loving commitment to make to yourself. It is a commitment to look inward, to grow and to be your best self. While not always easy, therapy provides you with tools to move through life’s obstacles more steadily, and more supported. There are many benefits of individual therapy, including improving your emotional regulation and mental capacities, both of which have been related to improvements in personal relationships and increased earning potential.

You’ll get a new perspective

One of the perks of starting therapy is that you get the benefit of seeing yourself and your life through the eyes of an objective person outside the situation. This can be transformative in helping you recognize blind spots and opportunities for self-love and growth that are difficult to harness without the help of a caring, trained professional. Further, the benefits of individual therapy can be long-lasting, and can get ahead of repressed feelings leaking out sideways and in ways unintended (i.e., passive aggression, substance abuse, etc.).

It is empowering and empathic

While the idea of starting therapy can be daunting, when you work with the right individual therapist, your autonomy and personal strengths multiply. Having a place to process your experiences, thoughts, and feelings can provide a strong foundation to develop a life in which you have more options and are excited about. Also, entering into therapy can give you much needed insight into how other people operate too, which can foster empathy and connection, and improve your feelings of belonging.

It is healing and can boost your overall health

Sometimes, life is hard. Unresolved emotional or relational pain can manifest itself in physical aches and pain, lack of motivation and withdrawal from activities you love.

Traumatic or uncomfortable experiences can leave a ripple effect in your life and a wellspring of hurt in your heart, impacting your ability to work, maintain friendships or cultivate successful romantic relationships. Talking to a therapist can help you heal old wounds, resolve lingering pain, and open yourself up to a life filled with peace and resolve.

It is good practice for other relationships, and a reminder you are not alone

A therapeutic relationship is a relationship. While professional, and with different boundaries than that of other relationships, seeing a therapist provides you with a platform to be in a relationship with someone who is a safe person; someone who supports you, champions you, and challenges you, with your permission, of course. A strong individual therapist models healthy communication, regulated emotions, giving feedback, attunement and self-care, all of which are skills you can take into other relationships in your life. A good therapist joins with you human to human, reminding you that you are not alone.

Therapy helps rewire your brain and strengthen your coping skills

Seeing a therapist can help you untangle years of coping strategies that may not be effective any longer and provide you with a plethora of new skills to manage stress, right size your feelings, and change unhealthy patterns in your life. Session by session of individual therapy, your brain encodes new ways of thinking, feeling, and managing distress, and that disrupt old neuropathways that have kept you stuck in habits that no longer serve you. As your brain shifts, the need to self-medicate dwindles, and new ways of coping take center stage in your life more organically and automatically.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many individual therapy sessions do I need?

Every person is different, and how many sessions you need is a question you and your therapist can discuss together, and is based on the goals you have, your time and resources.

Do I need to relive my trauma to get better?

No. Research has repeatedly shown that there are many effective ways to treat trauma, and while for some people going into the details is important and meaningful, for others it can be too painful, or the memories are not available to begin with. In those cases, there are different models of therapy that are helpful and can achieve long-lasting healing benefits.

How long until I start to feel better?

A solid therapeutic relationship takes time, and everyone’s journey is different. A therapist will need to get to know you, how you think, what your goals are, what you’ve been through, etc., to help you develop a plan for treatment. Just as it takes time to get to the place in life you find yourself in, it takes a little time to unwrap the details, and create a clear path toward healing growth. But, there are many short-term, goal-focused approaches to therapy that can help you start seeing results sooner rather than later.

Is individual therapy covered by insurance?

Every insurance policy is different. Some mental health providers work with insurance companies on an in-network basis. Other licensed psychologists, therapists, and social workers can provide a super bill, which allows you to receive reimbursement for any out-of-network benefits that your insurance plan may have available to you. Check with your insurance company to learn more about your individual therapy options.

Can individual therapy make me feel worse?

Therapy is not always easy, and in fact some discomfort is likely to be experienced because examining oneself and painful experiences can evoke some discomfort. It is important to talk to your therapist about this, if it is happening for you, so you and your therapist can pause the deep dives, and help you build up more resources for getting through any difficult parts.

Will I have to do work in between individual therapy sessions?

That is up to you. You may want to practice new skills in between sessions or take some time to journal or complete some self-exploratory exercises. Some people like to keep all their efforts contained in the session for various reasons. Talk with your therapist about what works best for you and develop that plan together.

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