What Is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy, or one on one therapy, takes place on a one-on-one basis between a client and a trained mental health clinician. This type of therapy allows clients to build rapport with their therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Together they will explore the client’s thoughts, beliefs, and challenges in order to work towards desired change and wellbeing. Individual Therapy is comprised of several different therapeutic approaches such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Therapists will tailor the pace, intensity and focus of each session to fit the client’s unique needs.

Benefits of One-On-One Therapy

Individual Therapy is essential to individuals in recovery from addiction and mental health disorders. During individual therapy sessions clients increase their self-awareness, improve their communication skills, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

In one-on-one therapy, mental health professionals encourage individuals to reflect and look internally. This helps them to increase their self-awareness which in turn helps them learn to control their emotions. Individuals who are self-aware can identify motivations, situations, and triggers that may lead to relapse or negative behavior.

Individual, private therapy session between a client and his therapist, receiving help for mental health and addiction.

Individual therapy, or one-on-one therapy, is a cornerstone of many addiction and mental health treatment programs.

In addition to increased self-awareness, one-on-one therapy helps clients to improve their communication skills. The ability to listen, compromise, label emotions, and communicate honestly are necessary practices in both individual therapy and recovery. Talking with a trained therapist will help to build healthy communication skills through honest feedback in a safe and supportive environment. Other healthy coping skills besides healthy communication will also be taught in individual therapy. Overcoming struggles with mental illness and addiction requires finding healthy ways to navigate through negative external situations. Therapists work with the clients to develop coping skills that work for the individual and their personal struggles.

Your Insurance May Cover Treatment

We accept most major health insurance.
Check your benefits coverage online or call now to receive a private, no-obligations consultation for yourself or your loved one.

At Twelve South Recovery, we use proven therapies, and an evidence-based approach to addiction and mental health treatment.




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