Offering Therapy for Individuals
Grief Recovery Center is proud to be able to provide a number of therapy options to our clients, including individual therapy. Individual therapy is a very personal journey, and many people seek therapy because they struggle to make improvements on their own or would like feedback from a professional. Individual therapy, which is also known as talk therapy, counseling or psychotherapy, is conducted in a confidential and therapeutic environment between a highly trained and licensed Houston therapist and client.
A Collaborative Approach to Therapy
Individual therapy is collaborative in nature and focuses on how a client can change and improve their quality of life. Often, when clients want to make changes in their life, they don’t know where to begin. Individual therapy helps clients explore their emotional well-being and bring about positive feelings including confidence, empowerment, and self-growth. Individual therapy helps facilitate forward motion and feelings of success in their lives.
Why Would Someone Seek Individual Therapy?
Clients come to individual therapy for a number of reasons. These often include very personal reasons that they might not feel comfortable discussing at first. Some clients want to sort out issues they faced as children, or factors that are impacting their life right now. Sometimes therapy sessions take on more than one issue: grief, anxiety, addiction, relationships, self-esteem issues, and more. Many other therapy clients may want to focus on one aspect of their lives and work towards improving that.
What Does Individual Therapy Treat?
Why a client may seek counseling can vary from everyday struggles of life to chronic mental health conditions. Here are some examples of issues treated during individual therapy sessions:
- Grief and loss
- Alcohol and/or drug use
- Relationship conflicts
- Stress management
- Communication and social skills
- LGBT issues
- Personal growth
- And more
What Are the Benefits of Individual Therapy?
There are many benefits to participating in individual therapy and working with one of our highly trained and licensed therapist. When specific issues arise that might impact a client’s health or well-being, therapy can help clients move past those issues. What’s more, day-to-day life, stress, and distractions can be improved by seeking the help of individual therapy at Grief Recovery Center. Individual therapy can help with difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It can also help you manage and navigate unwanted feelings and behaviors from other people. Many clients report benefiting from individual therapy because of the helpful information received in managing their symptoms, lessening the stress and coping with the challenges. Clients often seek out therapy to help them manage their daily stresses and activities in a more effective way.
Work With Highly Trained and Licensed Therapists
Individual therapy is provided by a licensed therapist at Grief Recovery Center. Licensed clinicians are required to have a minimum education levels of a Master’s Degree and are qualified to provide individual therapy to children, teens, adults and older adults. Different titles of therapist include licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT).
Benefits of Working With a Licensed Therapist at Grief Recovery Center
There are many benefits to working with a licensed therapist to help you with your individual therapy needs. Professional counseling provides clients with an opportunity to openly talk in a non-judgmental environment. A therapist is someone that is trustworthy, compassionate and invested in helping you reach your therapeutic goals. Everything you say during an individual therapy session is confidential and cannot be shared without permission (in exception to laws surrounding safety). If you need someone to talk to about your struggles, reach out to Grief Recovery Center today.
How Does Individual Therapy Work?
There are different types of therapeutic and psychological approaches to therapy. An individual therapy session may incorporate a single treatment approach or combine several different approaches, referred to as eclectic therapy. The treatment modalities used are based on the needs of an individual client, and treatment options will be discussed with you following an assessment with your licensed therapist. Each client is unique and each client’s treatment plan is tailored to their individual needs. The therapist approaches a client’s treatment plan based on their presenting issues.
What Are the Different Treatment Approaches?
There are several types of treatment modalities that are used at Grief Recovery Center. Examples of some of the therapeutic modalities our licensed therapists use are:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Solution-focused brief therapy
- Emotionally focused therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- And psychoanalytic therapy
We work with you to determine the best approach for your needs.
Setting Goals is Important to the Success of Individual Therapy
An important part of individual therapy is goal setting. After all, many clients come to individual therapy to improve their lives in some way. Goals will vary from client to client, and a licensed therapist will collaborate with you to determine treatment which goals. Therapy is most effective when it involves setting goals at the onset of treatment and reevaluating goals throughout treatment. Setting goals is a collaborative process between the therapist and client. In addition to giving clients something to work toward, setting goals helps our therapist to understand specific changes that the client is motivated to work on and helps to evaluate progress made throughout therapy sessions.
Short-Term and Long-Term Goals
Individual therapy goals are set based on the need for short-term vs long-term therapy. Many client concerns are resolved with short-term therapy, and goals can be achieved in relatively short order. These treatments can last generally 6-8 sessions. However, chronic or complex concerns require a long-term commitment to therapy before improvements can be observed, and longer term goals are more appropriate for that approach. There’s no limit to how many therapy sessions you can schedule, and we’ll help you determine what is appropriate for your needs. Don’t put off feeling better because you think it will take too long to achieve your goals. We’ll show you that with hard work and dedication, you can start living a better life.
Success Means Something Different for Every Client
Individual progress is determined by different factors such as an individual’s desire and motivation to create change, as well as their accessible resources. Individual therapy can play an essential role in healing and recovery; however, a client has to first determine if they are willing to put in the work. Many times, a therapist will assign homework to be completed outside of the counseling sessions to aid in overall change and improvement. Clients who complete these tasks are more likely to find success in their therapy sessions and reach their goals over time. Research has proven that therapy results in lessened symptoms of chronic mental conditions, such as depression and anxiety. The benefits of therapy continue well after therapy has ended for many clients who continue to put the work, even after sessions are completed. Many therapy clients report improved conditions of overall well-being long after their therapy sessions have ended.
Success Depends on the Individual to Follow Through
Attending individual therapy is not enough to guarantee success. Clients need to be willing to identify the issues and work through them with a licensed therapist. Getting to the root of the problem can provide a lot of relief and motivation to a client. Clients who follow through on their responsibilities see more success, and learn to be more dedicated to their own well-being over time. Individual therapy will show you how to achieve goals that are important to your health, happiness, and life.
Therapy Doesn’t Cure You
Clients sometimes think that attending therapy sessions will “cure” them of whatever is bothering them. That’s not how therapy works. Individual therapy works to help people become comfortable with their lives, create understanding for situations, and promote tolerance and acceptance of one’s life. Change happens for clients at different levels, and that change is what helps people to feel like they have been “cured”, not the therapy itself. Clients feel empowered to take on their lives and create change in other areas of their lives as a result of a successful therapy treatment plan. That helps people manage the day-to-day aspects of their lives with more success and overall better quality of life.
The Sooner You Start the Sooner You Can Find Success
The more time you spend thinking about individual therapy, the less time there is to actually participate in sessions to help you find success in areas of your life that are troubling you. Identify struggles, setting treatment goals, and working with a licensed therapist can help you move forward in a way that is meaningful for you.
The licensed and experienced therapists at Grief Recovery Center are waiting to hear from you. You can book an individual therapy session today by clicking scheduling an appointment. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable staff by calling our office at (832) 413-2410 today. The sooner you get started with individual therapy, the sooner you can get on with your life in a way that makes you feel like you have more control and choices in your life. We look forward to hearing from you.