In individual therapy, many times the main vehicle for change is the relationship formed between the patient and the therapist. This is the reason why individual therapy is often longer than other forms of therapies. As the client grows to trust the therapist and the therapist to understand the client, it becomes possible for the two to work together to make long-lasting changes in the client’s emotional habits and self-image.

Four Main Directions of Individual Therapy

  1. Reduce or eliminate a specific symptom, such as panic attacks, depression, eating disorders, anxiety or addictive behavior.
  2. Develop. a better understanding of one’s self.
  3. Learn new life skills.
  4. Provide emotional support in a time of need.

Types of Therapy

  • Short term, problem-solving focused therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Transaction analysis gestalt therapy
  • Explorative, insight-oriented therapy
  • Supportive therapy

Types of Treatment Issues

  • ADD/ADHD-related issues
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety, including panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Gambling addiction
  • Issues brought on by life changes
  • Loss and grief
  • Postpartum depression
  • Relationship concerns
  • Work-related issues
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