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What Are the Benefits of Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy can be life-altering in the most positive way. Under the right conditions, it can change how you see yourself, the world, and your role in it.

What Is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which the patient works one-on-one with a therapist. The relationship can take a variety of forms. The simplest and most recognized version is talking through issues. However, therapy can take many forms beyond the traditional conversational format. Modern therapy can involve working through issues with techniques including transformational breathwork, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), hypnosis, and many more.

How Can One-On-One Therapy Help?

If you haven’t experienced therapy before, you might wonder what it can do for you. Is it just talking about stuff? You have friends or family you can talk about stuff with, right? The short answer is no, it is not just talking about stuff. It does involve talking, but it’s more than just a sounding board.

Therapy Can Add to Your Community

We all need someone in our corner. A therapist is a person who we can add to our community and whose only agenda is to work alongside us as we try to become the best version of ourselves.

Therapy Can Help Identify Personal Issues

Perhaps you wonder why you react a certain way to specific situations. Perhaps you wonder why you have anxiety that seemingly comes out of nowhere. Maybe you struggle with substance use disorder (SUD) or behavioral addictions and you don’t know what you can do about it. A therapist can help you identify the potential causes of each one of these issues and, what’s more, they can help you address them.

Therapy Can Give You Tools to Cope

 If you’ve experienced a loss or are going through a tremendous change in your life, a therapist can give you a set of guidelines to help you cope with what life throws in your direction. Pride often gets in the way of handling our stress, anxiety, and depression in the most positive way. Talking to a therapist is a way to set that pride aside and learn techniques to make our lives better.

Therapy Can Give You Confidence

You might find yourself wanting to change your life in a big way. You might be wondering whether or not your newest idea of you is the right idea. A therapist can help you analyze and identify where your new feelings are coming from. Having confidence in your decisions helps you avoid self-defeating behaviors.

The list goes on and on. Therapy has been proven to be a valuable tool for anyone willing to open their mind and try it. The idea that we can give ourselves all the therapy we need holds us back from actually finding a level of happiness and freedom in life that we never thought possible. Finding someone who wants nothing but the best for us is an opportunity that is far too good to pass up.

The world we live in is filled with difficulties that are often far too much for one person to bear. We all struggle with who we are and the afflictions that plague us. Having someone in our corner who is trained to help us cope with anxiety, trauma, addiction, or substance abuse is an option none of us should pass up. If you or someone you care about could benefit from the guidance of a licensed mental health care professional, please call The Guest House at (855) 483-7800