Individual Therapy

Work with a therapist one-on-one to explore your thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior.

What is individual therapy?

Do you feel overwhelmed, isolated, or stuck in life? Do you struggle to manage anxiety and depression or adapt to a significant life transition? Perhaps you want to improve relationships and cultivate personal development and self-awareness. Individual adult psychotherapy can help.

Adult therapy is a transformative tool for emotional well-being and personal growth. As you work with a qualified individual therapist, you will develop new skills to handle life’s challenges and navigate relationships. Individual counseling for adults provides relief from immediate challenges but also helps you achieve meaningful changes and enhance your overall mental wellness.

The process of individual adult psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between a client and an individual therapist. This relationship, also known as a therapeutic alliance, is critical since it is the foundation for effective counseling. It provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral, and nonjudgmental.

What should I expect in personal therapy?

Psychotherapy begins with an initial consultation. You can expect your therapist to assess your needs and discuss your therapy goals during this intake session.

While working on emotions is an integral part of it, individual therapy is much more than just sitting on the couch talking about your feelings or your past. Working with a trained individual therapist allows you to delve into your thoughts and behavioral patterns that keep you from feeling your best. You will uncover their origins and understand their impact on your life. Our therapists will guide you in developing new coping strategies and engaging in transformative self-reflection.

Who can benefit from individual counseling?

Individual adult therapy provides personalized attention and treatment tailored to your circumstances. Individual psychotherapy can be helpful for people of different ages and backgrounds who are dealing with a variety of issues. Whether you are managing mental health conditions, experiencing life transitions such as divorce or the loss of a loved one, or pursuing personal development, individual counseling can provide significant support. Individual therapy for anxiety and depression treatment for adults can help you manage symptoms of anxiety and depression and develop coping tools.

Who do we treat?

At Behr Psychology, we help clients with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. People who seek treatment with us work toward goals such as achieving work-life balance, integrating religion and culture, understanding intersectionality, and processing trauma. Others focus on sexual health and dysfunction, coping with life transitions, enhancing self-esteem, developing assertiveness, or engaging in self-exploration.

How do I get started with individual therapy?

Finding the right therapist is key. Search “adult therapy near me” to find a local mental health professional with specializations that meet your needs. Alternatively, you could seek adult treatment online. At Behr Psychology, we offer in-person consultations at our Midtown West and Upper West Side offices and online sessions for those in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, South Carolina, and California.

Understanding the financial aspect is also critical; inquire about insurance coverage, session fees, and payment options.

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Myth: My therapist will judge me.

Fact: At Behr Psychology, we are a judgment-free zone. We listen with open minds and provide a safe space for you to say anything. We have heard it all and will never shame you.

Myth: My therapist will tell me what to do.

Fact: Our therapists and psychologists ask questions and provide suggestions to help you make the best decisions for your life. We don’t tell you what to do, but help you to feel comfortable with your own decisions.

Myth: How can my therapist help me if I can’t help myself?

Fact: Our comprehensive approach of automation and expert human testing has been shown to reduce the risk of valid legal claims by 67%, compared to other industry solutions.

Myth: I’ll be in therapy forever.

Fact: While many people attend therapy throughout their lives, going to therapy isn’t a life sentence. We encourage you to attend therapy for as long as it is helpful to you. Most of our clients are in therapy with us for about 18 months.

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