Individual Therapy

For many people, the best way to address mental health and emotional concerns and achieve goals is to work one-on-one with a counselor. If you determine you want to move forward with individual therapy, you should feel free to call our team to learn more or schedule your first appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve all of your treatment goals.

What is Individual Therapy?

Individual Therapy is a joint process between client and counselor as they work together towards achieving a desired change. People seek individual therapy for a wide variety of reasons, including anxiety, depression, trauma or simply to work towards a personal goal or encourage self-growth. People may seek individual therapy to help with issues that are hard to face alone. There are a number of different techniques and treatment philosophies your therapist may use to help you through individual therapy.

When should I consider individual therapy?

If any of the following describes you, it may be time to think about visiting for individual therapy:

  • You experience unexpected changes in mood or behavior that are negatively impacting your day-to-day life, especially if you feel you’ve lost control.
  • You are going through a big change like a new career, loss of a family member, or divorce.
  • You consider harming yourself or others.
  • You no longer want to do things you used to enjoy.
  • You cut yourself off from family and friends, or you feel isolated from others. You may also feel your relationships are strained.
  • You are struggling with compulsive issues.
  • You have been diagnosed with or feel concerned you are struggling with a mental health condition like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
  • You just feel like you need to talk to someone.

What is the goal of individual therapy?

The goal of therapy is to help patients understand mental health concerns, improve communication and coping skills, or address interpersonal concerns that may be adversely impacting a person’s life. Then, the client and counselor develop a plan to address these issues. Some of the ways therapists help people reach these goals include:

  • Developing coping strategies to help clients handle daily anxieties, the most stressful situations, and everything between.
  • Rearranging priorities to more accurately represent what patients should expect from themselves and others.
  • Identifying and developing personal strengths to help patients achieve their goals and build confidence.
  • Focusing time and attention on meaningful pursuits.

What happens during individual therapy?

Many patients think that therapy sessions have to be official or clinical. Actually, you should consider your therapy time as an opportunity to express and experience your emotions in a safe forum, ask questions, set goals, and develop a plan to lead a fulfilling life. Essentially, it’s just a conversation with a person who has the skills to help you better understand how to manage conflict, address concerns, and improve mental health.

How much does individual therapy cost?

Therapy sessions typically last one hour and are between $30 to $300 depending on the provider. The Arkansas Counseling & Wellness team is here to help you with insurance claims to offset your out of pocket treatment costs. Many times with insurance, you will only owe a co-pay or deductible. We are also happy to assist patients in finding financing options. If you have questions about your therapy costs, don’t hesitate to call our billing team to find out more.

Have questions?  Reach out or schedule an appointment.