Thanks to well-known people who have publicly admitted to receiving psychotherapy and then encouraged other to seek its benefits, more and more people are seeking self-care in the form of professional counseling through individual therapy. At Stone Creek Psychotherapy and Wellness Center, our goal is to walk alongside our clients on their journey to personal discovery and self-growth for improvement in overall emotional well-being.
What is Individual Therapy?
Therapy can be a more effective approach to work through challenging feelings and emotions, as well as some resulting issues that are related to them. The process typically involves sitting down with a licensed professional therapist to verbally express thoughts and feelings about past and current distress and struggles.
Individual Therapy can be a unique and powerful relationship that enables people to learn different ways of thinking and examining underlying emotions that may be contributing to current struggles. The relationship involves an element of trust and a willingness to explore and express honest thoughts and feelings.
While the duration of the treatment may vary, the ultimate goal of individual therapy is to stabilize the emotional upset and to equip the individual with additional healthy coping skills, improved awareness, and an effective way to process their feelings.
At Stone Creek Psychotherapy & Wellness Center, we strive to connect clients with therapists who are highly skilled and knowledgeable in the field. Helping their patients develop greater levels of mindfulness, emotional healing, and coping abilities for their present challenges is our therapists’ top priority.
Benefits of Individual Therapy
One of the primary benefits of Individual Therapy can be having a safe space in which to confide your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement by the therapist. In this way, it provides those who might not otherwise have an unbiased listener a platform to express themselves.
For most people, individual therapy can provide the following specific benefits throughout and near the end of their treatment or at the start of maintenance sessions:
- Increased self-awareness and self esteem
- Improved managing of negative thoughts and behaviors with those of a healthier nature
- Improved communication skills
- Building healthier relationships
- Improved coping skills
- Better control over emotions and mood
- Better understanding of thoughts and patterns in life
It is not uncommon for an individual to require different kinds of therapy during various seasons of their life. Although individual therapy as a whole is designed to help a person work through issues in a healthier way, there are even more specialized areas of individual therapy that can be tailored to a person’s particular needs.
Stone Creek Psychotherapy and Wellness Center specializes in a variety of individual therapy sessions, including assistance with issues relating to:
Individual therapy is an excellent suggestion for people who struggle with ADHD, as they may experience challenges in their day-to-day life at home, work, or school. (Part of this process is typically to develop positive behaviors to replace negative ones.
Anxiety affects an ever-growing segment of the American population each year. It may manifest as a general increase in worries or be as severe as debilitating panic attacks. Depending on the level of anxiety an individual is experiencing, it could prevent them from engaging in normal daily activities.
According to a 2019 National Health Interview Survey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 4.7% of adults aged 18 and over experience regular symptoms of Depression such as, excessive sleeping, withdrawal from family and friends, or a loss of interest in things they once loved, in which would be time to seek professional help.
Grief & Loss
While many assume that grief and loss are only related to death, these feelings can take place in response to more than just the loss of a loved one. Whether it is from the separation of parents, the end of a relationship, or the death of a loved one, a professional therapist can help people walk through the stages of grief and loss while making better sense of their feelings each step of the way.
Professional therapy for members of the LGBTQ community may be needed for an individual whose gender identity may personally be causing them distress, or to deal with negative social stigma impacting the individual. A therapist can assist people with learning to feel comfortable in their own skin.
The term is closely associated with severe anxiety. This may manifest as an irrational response to the fear of a situation or as a sudden panic attack. An individual suffering from chronic bouts of panic may benefit from individual therapy sessions for anxiety.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition that people who have gone through extreme emotional and/or physical trauma may suffer from. A person with PTSD often relives a traumatic episode in response to certain triggers. A licensed therapist can work with an individual experiencing PTSD through tools such as the Neuro Systemic approach to provide better support.
Relationships are a huge part of everyday life, and relationship conflicts can be related to dating, marriage, divorce, family dynamics, parenthood, work, or caring for a loved one. Therapists are able to assist individuals in establishing appropriate boundaries when necessary and learning more effective ways to manage their feelings.
Whether it is the result of a dysfunctional relationship or childhood struggles, therapy may help with low self-esteem issues. Strategies such as cognitive behavioral therapy may be instrumental in helping a person rebuild their self-esteem.
The state of trauma can be defined as a behavioral state rooted in emotional or mental stress, or even a physical injury. A licensed therapist can help people affected by trauma to understand the cause of the trauma, as well as how to process the feeling moving forward.
Stone Creek Psychotherapy and Wellness Center provides individual therapy in both in-person and via teletherapy for each client’s personal convenience and preference. Our team is committed to the emotional and mental well-being of our clients. If you or someone you love may benefit from individual therapy, please give us a call today.