Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is conducted between a therapist and patient to encourage change or enhance quality of life. People may turn to therapy for assistance with mental health problems or for issues that are difficult to handle alone.

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Purpose of individual psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy investigates how the patient’s personality responds to conflicts and defenses. The therapist helps in resolving issues by assisting you in gradually altering your thoughts and increases your awareness in how beliefs and feelings are connected to behaviors. Other therapies may be combined to help in treating emotional, mental, physical, and behavioral issues. The aim is to promote positive feelings, productive actions, and work on resolving symptoms that interfere with everyday life.

Several weeks of brief therapy can be used to resolve some issues. However, chronic or more complicated issues might need ongoing care. For noticeable development to be accomplished, it can occasionally take longer than a year. Even if treatment is unable to cure a problem, it can aid in the development of positive coping mechanisms.

Benefits of individual therapy

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Identifying underlying causes of symptoms & managing them

Individual therapy gives you a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotional triggers that cause adverse symptoms. Recognizing your responses and outcomes can help you better manage and control your condition and related symptoms.

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Providing coping strategies & facilitating lifestyle changes

Coping mechanisms include anything that gets you through challenging situations. Therapists are educated and trained to support the innate coping mechanisms that exist in everyone, and they will help you make positive changes in your life that are constructive.

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Gaining a better understanding of yourself

By enhancing self-awareness, you can identify cognitive patterns and emotions that trigger undesirable actions. The opportunity for deep introspection can reveal deep-seated thoughts and fears and shift negative thinking.

Your Local Psychiatrist advantages and experience in individual therapy

With a team of diverse skills and abilities, Your Local Psychiatrist can match you with a clinician who is most suited to your needs. We provide individual therapy sessions online or in-person and individual counseling psychotherapy to those with mild, moderate, or severe mental health disorders, and for helping people develop coping mechanisms to navigate difficult life situations.

  • Board Certified and highly experienced providers
  • Individual approach to patients
  • Easy-to-access online psychiatry and psychotherapy services
  • Electronic prescriptions
  • Portal access to your providers and appointments
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Meet our psychotherapists

Your Local Psychiatrist multidisciplinary team fosters individual development, improves wellbeing, and nurtures genuine connections through individual therapy services. We employ evidence-based techniques from a variety of psychological modalities to assist patients in overcoming a variety of difficulties.

Every patient has a unique, customized treatment approach and we work with you to make changes that will improve and energize your life while minimizing the impact that certain issues have on your overall well-being.

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Brittany Jenkins, LMSW, Psychotherapist
Brittany Jenkins, LMSW, Psychotherapist
Bethany Malugin, NP, Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Bethany Malugin, NP, Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

FAQs about Individual Psychotherapy

What to expect from individual psychotherapy?

Individual psychotherapy is a structured process that starts with introductions and progresses to intense discussions that help you explore your experiences and talk about the problems you face. Your therapist develops solutions to alleviate symptoms and enhance your quality of life.

Can individual therapy harm a marriage?

No. Individual therapy can effectively treat disorders that negatively impact your relationships while helping you to rediscover who you are.  If you are having marital issues, couples therapy will be beneficial in treating both partners together and with occasional individual therapy sessions for one or both spouses.

Why is individual therapy important?

Making efforts to enhance your mental health is a show of strength. Individual therapy creates a space to really explore your emotions, get to know yourself better, develop goals, minimize distress, and get the most from life.

How to prepare for your first individual therapy session?

It is helpful to establish what you want from therapy and note down personal goals or specific issues. If you are unsure of what information to share, simply relax and the therapist will gently guide you through the session.

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