Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy is commonly referred to as one-to-one counseling. Sessions are private meetings between the Therapist and client. Individual Therapists use a variety of approaches to assist the client in resolving his or her problem. Generally speaking, modern therapies are more goal or solution oriented than in the past. The cost of Individual Therapy has been one influence upon how long people are in treatment. Another factor is the development of new therapy techniques, which assist clients to quickly approach their goals.

Is Individual Therapy the Right Treatment for You?

Here are some questions to ask yourself before making a decision to seek Individual Therapy:

  • Am I motivated toward change and self-improvement, even if it may be hard work and emotionally disturbing?
  • Am I willing to commit myself to attending my appointments with the therapist and make them a priority?
  • Am I willing to do homework outside of regular sessions?
  • Am I willing to set goals for my therapy and work hard to achieve these goals?
  • Am I willing to take responsibility for resolving my problem and not expect the Therapist to "fix" me or others?

If you can answer "yes" to all of the above questions, you may be a good candidate for Individual Therapy.  A Therapist can assist you in assessing what is the best treatment for your particular issues.