In individual therapy a client works with a therapist on an one-on-one basis. Individual therapy aims to alleviate internal distress, improve relationships, and raise a client’s functioning at work, school, and other endeavors. When the client is a child, individual treatment nearly always involves play/games, and often includes artwork. Individual therapy involves a trusting relationship with the therapist. While privacy is the basis of such a relationship, individual therapy does not always involve strict confidentiality. If the individual client is a child, it is important that the therapist keep parents apprised of the therapeutic progress and issues being addressed. With young children, effective individual therapy nearly always includes a parent guidance component.
Therapists use various techniques and approaches with individuals, depending on their therapeutic orientation. These approaches may include: psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, solution-focused, interpersonal therapy, or a blend of approaches.
For more information on individual therapy at Jonah Green and Associates, please call Jonah at 301-466-9526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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