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Talk therapy is one of the oldest and most well-researched treatments for mental health concerns in the field of psychology. The technique of using conversation as a means of sharing and exploring deeper thoughts and feelings has always been at the center of human expression. The founders of modern psychology, from ancient philosophers to Sigmund Freud, were fascinated by the way that simply talking about emotions and experiences could seem to unlock parts of their subjects that were hidden, forgotten or repressed. Too often, the effects of keeping these stressors pent up inside yourself have negative impacts on your mental and physical well-being. The isolation and exhaustion of living with unshared emotional burdens result in coping mechanisms that are not always constructive or healthy — substance abuse, self-harm, eating disorders and other compulsions are commonly linked to deeper concerns.

At The Guest House, we believe in the healing power of words and human connections; sharing your burdens through talk therapy can lift a great weight from your shoulders and allow you to find the strength to move beyond them. Working one-on-one with a therapist in individual therapy gives you a safe space to explore yourself and your behaviors critically and constructively.

Individual Therapy for Trauma and Mental Health Disorders

An overwhelming number of trauma survivors actively avoid speaking about their experiences. In many cases, relating the events to another person or a therapist is emotionally challenging because it requires them to relive their trauma. Other times, they may feel as though their story is too disturbing and would elicit an unwanted reaction from their listener. But one-on-one talk therapy is necessary for the effective treatment of trauma; for your therapist and your other health care providers to understand what you need to overcome your past, you must first learn to trust others with your story.

At The Guest House, we understand that this is a delicate and difficult process; that is why we have bolstered our staff with several certified trauma therapists who have dedicated their careers to specializing in the treatment of trauma survivors. You can feel confident and comfortable that your therapist is ready to help you constructively process your trauma and help you form positive coping mechanisms. We can ensure that your therapist will be someone you feel you can trust completely and who will not judge you for your experiences or resulting behaviors.

In addition to our dedication to healing trauma, we also champion individual therapy as an excellent option for guests with other psychological ills. Individual therapy is backed by years of evidence highlighting its effectiveness for mental health concerns including addiction, depression, anxiety, compulsive disorders and more. In the case of mental health disorders, one-on-one psychotherapy is nearly always the first course of action and it is a consistent part of the majority of long-term treatment plans.

Individual Therapy at The Guest House

Individual talk therapy is one of our core therapeutic modalities because we have seen first-hand the difference it can make for our clients. During your individual therapy sessions you will work closely with a carefully selected therapist whose expertise matches your background and needs. You will be able to talk with your therapist about the events that brought you to The Guest House, to critically examine your behaviors and how they may relate to trauma or other emotional difficulties and to explore possible strategies to improve yourself and your outlook.

Our staff is expertly trained and highly qualified, with experience providing traditional psychotherapy as well as individual therapy bolstered by techniques like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, neuroimaging and brainspotting. We also provide a wide range of other therapeutic modalities to supplement your one-on-one work with your therapist, including:

  • Group therapy
  • Yoga/meditation
  • Cinema therapy
  • Adventure therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy

Your decision to seek treatment for whatever is troubling you is your first step toward taking control of your life and making changes for the better. We know that this first step is not an easy one — at The Guest House, we make it our mission to make the rest of your journey as easy as possible for you and your health. We provide our signature high-quality treatments and amenities to ensure you feel comfortable and safe during your stay with us.