How Individual Therapy Works

Individual therapy can help you develop skills for managing the symptoms of various mental health concerns, such as depression or anxiety, so you can enjoy a better quality of life. Whether you or a loved one is struggling with a traumatic experience, depression, or a serious mental illness, we can help. The experienced therapists at Queens Consultation Center in Rego Park, NY, provide individual therapy to help you regain a higher quality of life.

What is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy involves a professional therapist assisting an individual with addressing specific issues and concerns over the course of several sessions. Each session is typically about an hour long. A session is a safe and confidential place in which a patient can speak openly and honestly with the therapist about specific issues he or she is facing. Individual therapy sessions can continue for several weeks, months, or years, depending on a patient’s needs.

As therapy progresses and a patient shares more about the issues they are dealing with, the therapist might recommend specific strategies the individual can implement outside therapy to help them overcome fears, stressors, or other obstacles and enjoy a better quality of life.

Various therapeutic techniques can be used during individual therapy. The techniques used will depend on the patient’s needs, as well as the therapist’s specific areas of expertise. Some different therapeutic techniques include:

  • Client-Centered Therapy — The therapist offers subtle guidance and empathy.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy — Addresses dysfunctional thinking and maladaptive behaviors.
  • Psychodynamic Therapy — Explores the impact of unconscious feelings and thoughts.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy — Focuses on developing mindfulness.
  • Anger Management — Involves developing strategies for handling stressful situations calmly and constructively.

Conditions Treated with Individual Therapy

Individual therapy can help individuals work through and manage a broad range of issues, including mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical issues. Examples of some of the areas individual therapy can help treat include:

  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Addiction
  • Insomnia
  • Sexuality
  • Relationships
  • Issues with food

Individual therapy can help you deal with a broad range of mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical issues. Schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled therapists to learn more about how individual therapy can help you by calling Queens Consultation Center in Rego Park, NY, at (718) 459-1225.

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