Individual therapy is a process through which a person works one-on-one with a trained therapist to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through difficult life challenges, traumatic experiences, and/or identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change.
A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions, or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy. Many concerns are readily resolved with short-term therapy. Other chronic or more complex concerns require a longer time to treat before improvement is realized. Research has shown that therapy results in fewer relapses of common conditions such as depression and anxiety, and that the positive effects of good therapy extend well beyond treatment. In fact, many clients report improved conditions long after therapy has ended.
The overall goal of therapy is help people heal, grow, and achieve productive, healthy lives. Therapists who provide therapy usually have a graduate degree in clinical psychology, social work or counseling ,and are typically licensed. Individual therapy sessions typically last between 45 and 60 minutes. The frequency and duration of therapy will depend largely on your needs, treatment goals, and progress.
If you are experiencing a difficult time in your life, know that we can help. We are a Trauma-Informed Agency and have several clinicians who specialize in the treatment of trauma. (back)