What Is Therapy?
Individualized therapy or counseling is also referred to as psychotherapy (talk therapy). This joint process is between a licensed professional, like a clinical social worker or therapist, and the patient seeking treatment. The patient is strictly one-on-one with the mental health professional, in a confidential environment. This relationship and bond is what enables trust and personal growth for the patient.
Individualized counseling focuses on the patient’s near future and immediate concerns or current symptoms associated with mental health disorders. The goal of therapy is to inspire change or improve their quality of life by using new coping skills. Individual therapy should be patient-driven, with specific goals determined by the patient and therapist. Patients typically enjoy the journey of becoming more self-aware and continuous self-growth.