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If you are beginning therapy for the first time, it can feel scary. Fear of the unknown — the aspect of not fully understanding what to expect – can be uncomfortable. If you have decided to pursue individual therapy, you can prepare yourself to receive some great benefits. Relax in knowing that your therapist is there to support you through your recovery journey. Be open and honest about anything that you are nervous or worried about. Your therapist will work with you through those feelings and help you gain the skills and confidence to move forward. Here are just a few of the many benefits you can expect from individual therapy.

Developing Coping Skills

While you are in therapy, you will develop healthy coping skills. Whether you are facing addiction, past trauma, or mental illness, having healthy coping skills is incredibly important. When faced with challenging and stressful moments, you will need to be able to react in a healthy way.

Processing Unresolved Trauma

Processing past trauma is an essential component of therapy. Much of your past trauma is probably affecting your current mental health issues. Work with your therapist to better understand your trauma and how it impacts your daily life. You will learn the best skills and tools to face your trauma and continue to improve your well-being and happiness.

Creating a Support System

Having a solid support system in place as you work on your mental health issues and overall well-being is essential. If you do not have a strong support system in place, that is something you will probably spend time talking about and working on in therapy. Your therapist will be a significant source of support as you work through therapy; however, having an outside support system in place is also important.

Receiving a Diagnosis; Developing a Long-Term Recovery Plan

You will spend time in therapy becoming familiar with your diagnosis and educating yourself about it. What does recovery look like for you? What treatment plans are available? What support will benefit you the most? These are some of the questions you will find answers to in therapy.

Individual therapy is an excellent option for a wide array of diagnoses. Your therapy sessions will be tailored to meet your specific needs. You may spend time processing past trauma and learning healthy coping skills. Others may spend time learning about their diagnosis and creating long-term goals. Here at The Guest House, we tailor treatment plans to fit every person’s unique needs. We are here to support you through your challenges and help you reach your goals. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more about our different treatment options.