Individual counseling is a one-on-one therapy session with one person. According to Nichols, the goal in this type of setting is to help individuals face their fears and discover how to help themselves (Nichols, 2013, p. 5). Individual therapy is appropriate when a person complains about feelings of depression or anxiety without a specific event that occurred in their lives. Nichols mentions that individual therapy may help when a client presents a problem that they’ve tried to change while their environment stays stable (Nichols, 2013, p. 6) An example of this would be a client in their mid-forties reporting suicidal thoughts without a specific event happening in his life to make him feel this way.
Individual counseling is available for those who struggle with a variety of psychological symptoms that may manifest to physiological symptoms impairing their daily functioning. A safe environment is provided for you to express your thoughts and emotions which will be received with empathy. I will work collaboratively with you to identify negative patterns and promote positive change.