The best thing about individual counseling is that you get to choose your own adventure.
We work with a wide range of clients who have a variety of different therapeutic needs ranging from more intensive and more frequent therapeutic work to clients who come in for additional support or continued personal growth. While our clinicians are trained and have specializations in trauma, abuse, and grief related issues, our staff typically helps our clients to create a self awareness of the issues they may need to work on to help them meet their therapeutic goals.
Individual counseling is a joint process between a therapist and a person in therapy. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life. People may seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. Individual therapy is also called therapy, psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling.
Therapy can help people overcome obstacles to their well-being. It can increase positive feelings, such as compassion and self-esteem. People in therapy can learn skills for handling difficult situations, making healthy decisions, and reaching goals. Many find they enjoy the therapeutic journey of becoming more self-aware. Some people even go to ongoing therapy for self-growth.
When is it best to seek individual counseling?
It could be time to seek therapy if an issue causes distress or interferes with daily life. Distress can mean negative thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or even a bodily sensation such as pain or fatigue. It is important not to wait until symptoms become severe before going to therapy. It may be best to seek therapy if you are often unhappy or feel overwhelmed and hopeless about issues in your life.
Therapy can also help if you cannot focus on work or school, experience addiction, or feel like hurting yourself or someone else.