There comes a point in nearly everyone’s life where everyday struggles and challenges can seem too heavy to bear alone. Seeking help through individual therapy is one good way to cope with these tough times so you can have the tools you need to get through to the other side. Individual therapy can be beneficial to people in need of someone to talk to when the going gets tough. A licensed and experienced therapist can help you confront your fears, calm your worries, and learn how to better understand yourself and those around you so you can have better interactions with friends and family in the future.
What Happens at an Individual Therapy Session?
If you have never been in therapy before, you may not know what to expect before your first session. Perhaps you are picturing the scenes from movies and TV where the patient is lying on a couch as the therapist scribbles notes on a pad. However, once you begin individual therapy you will see that it is really no different from any other conversation with a trusted friend or confidant. During your first session of individual therapy, you may undergo an assessment to determine which areas you’d like to work on most and whether there is a particular problem you wish to solve, but each session following that is largely driven by you. As you talk about people and events in your life, your therapist will ask questions to get a better picture of what is going on, and periodically offer insights into your emotions to help you make connections. In other words, you talk and your therapist listens, all in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space.
How Can Individual Therapy Benefit Me?
People who seek individual therapy benefit greatly from simply being able to talk about their lives, hopes, dreams, fears and inhibitions in a safe space that is free from judgment. A good therapist will help a client dig deeper into their emotions and uncover truths about themselves that they can use to make better sense of specific problems they are having. One substantial benefit of individual therapy is the sense of empowerment that comes from being in control of your own emotions and life decisions. Individual therapy can help you make the transformations in your life that will be necessary to your future success, happiness and overall well-being.
Licensed psychotherapist Ben Wolf is here for all residents of St. Paul, MN and surrounding areas who wish to pursue individual therapy. Ben Wolf will serve as a guide on your journey to self-discovery, helping you understand the how and why of your feelings, while giving you valuable tools to help you redirect some of the areas where you feel improvement is necessary. Call Ben Wolf today at 612-643-1920 to schedule your initial individual therapy session, and put yourself on track for a healthier, happier tomorrow.