Individual counseling is a joint process between a therapist and a person in therapy. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life. People may seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. Individual counseling is also called therapy, psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling. To discuss how counseling can help you, call (317) 754-0808 or schedule an appointment online today.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is individual counseling?
Individual counseling (sometimes called psychotherapy, talk therapy, or treatment) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Counseling allows individuals to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
Individual counseling focuses on the individual’s immediate or near future concerns. It may include grief after a loved one dies or learning healthier ways to express negative emotions. There is a one-to-one discussion between the counselor and the client. The two establish rapport which allows them to form an alliance, relationship, or bond that enables trust and personal growth.
What models of counseling do you use?
Our staff approach therapy using a variety of theoretical orientations. These include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
What can counseling treat?
Research and decades of experience have demonstrated that counseling is effective in treating a number of mental health disorders, including, but not limited to:
- Substance use disorders
- Grief and loss
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Panic disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
If you’re interested in learning more about our services, call The Counseling Center today at (317) 754-0808.