Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is a treatment intervention based on one-on-one conversations with a trained therapist. It occurs exclusively between a client and a mental health clinician to determine whether an addiction is present, the extent of it, and whether there are co-occurring conditions, as well as to assist in the development of a treatment plan.

Signs that individual counseling may be right for you include:

  • Experiencing an overwhelming and prolonged sense of sadness or grief.
  • Having little to no change in mood despite help from family and friends.
  • Having difficulty concentrating on work assignments or carrying out daily activities.
  • Experiencing excessive worry or distraction.
  • Drinking too much or engaging in risky behaviors.
  • Exhibiting aggressive behavior or harm to yourself or others.

A person may face various challenges that warrant individual counseling, such as:

  • Stage of life issues: going to college; divorce; a death in the family; retirement.
  • Mental health issues: anxiety; anger-management issues; depression; PTSD.
  • Behavioral health issues: eating disorders; internet addiction; gambling.
  • Substance abuse and addiction issues: struggling to maintain sobriety from drugs or alcohol.

Benefits of individual counseling include:

  • Privacy and confidentiality.
  • Focused work on your specific issues.
  • A non-judgmental, objective viewpoint about your situation or problem.
  • More one-on-one time with the counselor or therapist.
  • Sessions focused on you and your problems, allowing you to dig deeper and progress faster.
  • Flexibility and convenience in scheduling sessions for outpatient treatment.
  • Practice in building trust and having a healthy relationship.
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