In the case of individual therapy, the therapeutic relationship which is fostered through talk therapy — is key to your success.
Individual therapy gives you a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns.
Unlike couples and family therapy, individual therapy focuses solely on you. This allows for a deeper understanding of the issues and more time for developing strategies that are tailored to your life circumstances and situations.
Therapy is recommended when any type of mental health or emotional concern affects daily life and function. Therapy can help you learn about what you’re feeling, why you might be feeling it, and how to cope.
The goal of individual therapy is to inspire change and improve the quality of life through self-awareness and self-exploration.
Therapy also offers a safe place to talk through life challenges that have you feeling:
- Overwhelmed and facing a significant crisis. You might feel like you have too many things to do or too many issues to cope with. You might feel like you can’t rest or even breathe. Stress, anxiety, and burnout can be overwhelming and can lead to serious physical health concerns.
- Fatigue. This physical symptom often results from or accompanies mental health issues. It can indicate depression. Fatigue can cause you to sleep more than usual or have trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
- Disproportionate rage, anger, or resentment. Everyone feels anger at times. Although passing rage isn’t necessarily harmful. Seeking support to deal with these feelings. If not addressed properly at the right time they can turn into violent outbursts and potentially harmful action to you and your loved ones.
- Social anxiety People with social anxiety fear being in places where they might experience social awkwardness that result in panic attacks as result they may self-isolate or be unable to leave their houses intentionally or unintentionally.
- Anxious or intrusive thoughts. It’s normal to worry about things from time to time, but when worry takes up a significant part of your day or causes physical symptoms, therapy can help you deal with it.
- Apathy. Losing interest in usual activities, the world around you, or life in general can indicate mental health issues like depression, anxiety, burnout.
- Hopelessness. Losing hope or motivation, or feeling as if you have no future, can indicate depression or another mental health condition. Feeling hopeless and helpless from time to time, especially after a period of difficulty, isn’t uncommon. But when it persists, it may lead to thoughts of self-harm, and this is where therapy can be instrumental in guiding you through these turbulent times along with a medical doctor/Psychiatrist.
- Social withdrawal. Many people feel better when they’re able to spend at least some time alone. Introverted people may need even more time alone for themselves than others. But if you feel distressed around others or fear being with other people, therapy can help you understand and deal with these emotions and feelings if it is affecting you on a daily basis.
- Dealing with complicated family dynamics
- Grappling with problems in a relationship