Individual Therapy Specialist Questions and Answers
You do not need to be dealing with extreme feelings or issues, individual therapy is fantastic for everyone to work through their daily issues or even talk to a professional at The Or Factor about their daily to day lives. For more information, call us today at The Or Factor or visit us online to request a consultation. We are conveniently located at 400 N. Pennsylvania Suite 670B Roswell, NM 88201.
What is individual therapy?
Individual therapy can provide a wide variety of reasons as to why you may be seeking out a therapist. It gives you the opportunity to talk confidentially in a safe and trained location with a professional that will be able to work through your personal issues with you and equip you with the tools needed to cope with your issues more appropriately.
Individual therapy may be used in conjunction with other types of therapy, just let your therapists know you are visiting another therapist for a different type of therapy.
If you are going through stress, anger, grief, and/or conflict, individual therapy would be a great addition to your daily life. Individual therapy is provided in a comfortable, private setting which allows you and your therapist to explore a variety of different important issues that you may be dealing with including:
- Expression of your thoughts and emotions
- Any behavioural patterns
- Help to problem solve any issues you may be dealing with
- Provide a resolution to any conflicts you are working through
- Work through your strengths and weaknesses
What are the types of individual therapy?
There are different types of individual therapy methods that can be used to help an individual work through their therapy session to help them figure out the issues they are dealing with. The different types of individual therapy include:
- Psychodynamic therapy
Psychodynamic therapy is a long-term therapeutic approach to mental health. You can expect to talk with your therapist about any issues that may be on your mind to help uncover any patterns or thoughts or behaviors that may be contributing to your distress.
- Behavioral therapy
Focuses on action-oriented approach to mental health. Some behaviors develop from things you may have learned in the past, and some of these behaviors may affect your life negatively or cause distress. Behavioral therapy is meant to help you change your behavioral responses towards stressful or negative situations.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
Unlike behavioural therapy, cognitive therapy is a short-term approach to mental health. It helps to address unhelpful thoughts or problematic thoughts. With cognitive behavioral therapy, is it focuses on your feelings or beliefs which you commonly feel about yourself or a situation within your life which can often cause great distress?
- Humanistic therapy
You look at how the world affects the choices you make each and every day, particularly the ones that are causing you stress. Its main focus is on the belief that you are the best person to understand all of the experiences and needs you are dealing with in the present moment. Your therapist helps to work with you to better understand why you are experiencing these feelings while offering guidance and support.
What is the goal for individual therapy?
The common goal of individual therapy is to inspire change or improve the individual’s quality of life. Many seek help with issues that are normally hard to face alone. Therapy often helps individuals to work over any obstacles that are in their way, and increase positive feelings and self-esteem.
Many individuals find they enjoy going to individual therapy as they enjoy the therapeutic journey that is offered to them on becoming more self-aware.
What are the benefits of individual therapy?
Individuals who may be dealing with the following are often great for experiencing and understanding deeply these common issues:
- Extreme emotions
- Trauma (specifically trauma that involves a loved one or a divorce)
- Substance abuse with drugs or alcohol
- Gambling abuse
- Issues at work
- Loss of interest or enjoyment in activities
- Family strain or personal relationship strain
- Concern from family or friends for your health and wellness
Individual therapy can provide benefits to any of the individuals dealing with the above including:
- Adding more individuals to your support network
- Getting a better understanding of yourself
- Learning how to better handle your emptions
- Identify any underlying causes of your symptoms
- Therapist will provide coping strategies to help
- Help to manage your symptoms
- Organize your lifestyle changes
If you are interested in individual therapy treatment for you and your family, contact The OR Factor today. Our office works by appointment only, and is located at 400 N. Pennsylvania Suite 670B Roswell, NM 88201. We serve clients from Roswell NM, Artesia NM, Hobbs NM, Clovis NM, Portales NM, Vaughn NM, Socorro NM and surrounding areas!