Individual therapy takes each client on a journey of self-understanding, healing past hurts, improving current relationships, increasing healthy coping mechanisms, and finding self-acceptance.
In individual therapy, you can explore current stress and work through the present situations with support of a counselor. Another common strategy to explore in individual therapy is looking at the past to make sense of the present. The wounds and hurts of the past can give powerful clues about how you see and interact with the world today. Examining these past hurts and working to resolve them might be painful at times, but a therapist can support you through the process.
It takes courage and opportunity to let go of the old patterns, negative self-messages, and destructive behaviors that are no longer working for you. With the support of a trusted therapist, you can gain a new perspective and begin seeing the world differently while resolving current issues. Clients often gain the ability to react and respond to situations in new, creative, empowering ways. Examining the past and present guides the work of becoming the person you want to be and getting unstuck from the past.
What clients discover in therapy can guide clients to more easily change their behaviors, reactions, and choices in life. The counselor provides the tools; the clients choose how to use them in the planning and building of the future.