nervous woman talks to therapist in an individual therapy programPromises tailors treatment programs to each client based on their needs, beliefs, and experiences. As part of this approach, we offer regular individual counseling. Individual therapy helps clients develop a trusting relationship with a counselor. Within a safe, accepting space, clients are able to work more intently on specific issues. They can also share about topics they aren’t yet comfortable talking about in group therapy.

Individual counseling at Promises is combined with a number of approaches to provide a comprehensive treatment experience. There are various other therapies that work in tandem with individual therapy. These may include group therapy, family therapy, alternative and experiential therapies as well as fitness and other practices that promote an overall healthy lifestyle.

What Is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy involves one-on-one counseling sessions between a client and therapist that are progressive in nature. Using different therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and motivational interviewing therapy, a specially trained counselor guides clients to self-revelations which, in turn, can promote healthier lifestyle choices and new insights into capabilities, talents, and goals.

Depending on the method of therapy and the severity of the issues, individual therapy can last for varying lengths of time. Your trained therapist will help you to figure out the timing that would be most beneficial for you.

Benefits of Individual Counseling

Individual therapy allows clients to travel on a personal exploratory journey. They also learn and test new skills for coping, avoidance, assertiveness, how to say “no,” gaining or regaining self-confidence and self-esteem, and more.

It can sometimes be intimidating to clients who may be dealing with anxiety, trauma, grief, and loss, or substance abuse to focus on what’s good and right about their lives, and sometimes even to believe there’s anything worthwhile about them. Individual therapy addresses all of these issues by allowing clients to evaluate their own thoughts and emotions and analyze and change underlying concepts shaping their thoughts, emotions, actions, and behaviors. At the same time, clients address any co-occurring conditions that may worsen their symptoms.

Individual therapy can help clients believe in themselves. They learn that they’re worthwhile and have valuable contributions to make. In addition, life is very much worth living and pursuing with zest and vitality.

Why Go to Promises for Treatment?

Whether you’re struggling with mental health issues or addiction, Promises is here to help. We offer many therapies in addition to individual counseling, as well as various treatment programs for addictions. Our offerings include:

If you have any questions about us or the programs we offer, feel free to call us at 1.713.528.3709. Don’t hesitate. It’s time for you to get the help you need.