Individual Psychotherapy for adults involves meeting with a therapist one-on-one for the purpose of reducing internal suffering which may occur in the form of problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, and somatic responses (sensations in the body). In addition, ongoing therapy is a common and useful means of self-growth and self-actualization for many people. Therapy can help people to confront barriers which interfere with emotional and mental well-being. Many people enjoy therapy and relish the journey of becoming more conscious about themselves, their inner world, and their relationships. Therapy may help to increase positive feelings such as joy, compassion, peace, self-esteem, spiritual connection, and love.
What Does Individual Counseling or Therapy Treat?
Individual Psychotherapy can help treat specific mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder or ADHD. However, many therapy clients do not have a diagnosable mental health condition; they are simply seeking help for relationship problems, stress management, career ambitions, and/or a host of other issues. Psychotherapy can be useful for many interpersonal and intrapersonal problems. Therapists may support clients in making lifestyle changes, serve as a listening ear, and/or provide specific strategies or techniques for changing unwanted thoughts, behaviors, or emotions.