Individual Therapy is conducted by a trained professional to help you, your child, spouse or any loved one work through challenges in their life. We understand that people go through both minor and life consuming events or problems and we are here to help. Therapy can be of benefit to anyone, at any point in your life as a “tune-up” for your mental health and overall wellness.
Individual therapy typically follows a process where an assessment is completed during the first session to determine the nature of the problem and then a plan for sessions or other services is developed together with you. This plan will have goals that will address your specific needs. The duration of therapy will vary depending on what your needs are and you and your therapist will decide together what is best. The hallmark of successful counseling is having what we call “therapeutic rapport”. This simply means that the relationship you develop with your therapist is key to helping you, as it establishes a foundation of trust.
Your therapist will help you:
*Identify Healthy Coping Strategies: These strategies may be things that have helped you in the past or it may be redifining new ones in order for you to be successful in symptom resolution or management.
*Find Balance: Life can be chaotic. This chaos can sometimes lead to problems because of an unrealistic expectation you may place on yourself or others. We work on developing skills to manage the chaos and rearrange priorities to create a sense of balance.
*Improve communication skills, gain empathy, learn conflict resolution and problem solving skills, identify strengths and successes, and more.
Commonly used therapeutic models include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Behavioral Therapy
- Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Reality Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing