How Can Therapy Help?
Most people come to individual therapy because they are struggling with something. You might be in emotional crisis, dealing with grief or trauma. On the other hand, you might be struggling with symptoms of a mental health issue, such as depression or anxiety. In these cases, your first goal is to feel better. You will work with your therapist to find ways to treat the immediate distress so that you can get to a clearer, more regulated emotional state. What you need depends on your unique situation and could include a referral for medication, deep breathing and relaxation techniques, or a plan to deal with an immediate stressor.
Individual therapy helps you deal with the acute issues facing you when you arrive so that you reduce the stress in your life. It gets you back on track to better daily coping.
As individual therapy continues, you will begin to feel better. Having dealt with the immediate issues that brought you into therapy, you might decide that you’re done with therapy. However, you might also choose to stay in therapy. If you do, then you will have the chance to continue to explore your life and mind. You can heal past wounds, set goals, build self-esteem, explore spiritual growth, and begin to live a more authentic, fulfilling life. The benefits of individual therapy are nearly endless if you want to put in the work to reap them. You have the power, ability, and right to choose the life that you want to live. Individual therapy gives you the tools that you need to make the most of those choices. It helps you be you.