Individual Therapy Benefits and Types

Individual Therapy Benefits and Types

Individual Therapy Benefits and Types

Individual therapy is a type of psychotherapy where a patient works one-on-one with a psychologist or therapist. There are various techniques for individual therapy in Orlando, and many therapists specialize in specific problems. Therefore, different individuals might benefit from distinct types of individual therapies.

The inner workings of individual therapy

A patient and their therapist have an opportunity to work together closely, build a profoundly trusting relationship and address any problems that arise during individual therapy sessions. When compared with group therapy, individual therapy focuses on a single patient and the professional relationship rather than a process of assisting a whole group. Different individual therapy techniques offer diverse treatments to help patients address problems, gain insight, and develop new coping skills.

By working together with a therapist, patients can uncover any difficulties they face and create unexplored actions and perspectives. Because your therapist is on your side, your relationship will be built with a firm foundation of trust. In addition, sessions for individual therapy allow your relationship to deepen and mature over time. If you are interested in individual therapy sessions, most providers offer free consultations and remote coaching sessions.

Individual therapy benefits

Various studies tout the benefits of individual therapy. Of course, different individual therapy types may produce distinct advantages, but our experts offer the following well-researched benefits of individual therapy:

  • Improves health and mood in people with chronic health problems
  • Reduced side effects compared to pharmaceutical treatment options
  • A strong link between mental health therapeutic interventions and improved physical health
  • Reduced level of morbidity and disability
  • Improved relationship and work functioning in people with mental health disorders
  • Reduced medical expenses and utilization
  • Effectiveness for addressing a wide range of problems in adolescents and children
  • Allows individuals who suffer from depression and anxiety to return to a higher level of functioning similar to people who do not suffer from mood disorders
  • Continued mental health benefits after treatment is complete
  • Effectiveness across a wide range of ages, including older adults, adults, and children
  • Longer lasting improvement than pharmaceutical treatments for many conditions

Individual therapy types

There are various types of individual therapy with distinct situations requiring different methods and modalities. Therefore, every individual therapy technique is not perfect for every patient, and some are more effective than others with specific problems. Our experts offer the following common types of individual therapy:

  • Existential therapy
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Feminist Theory
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy

Communication is an essential factor in any therapeutic relationship. However, trust is required for effective communication and can take some time to build. It may be scary to get started with individual therapy. Still, the best therapist will work closely with you, listen to you without judgment, and help you gain insight and clarity into your experiences.

Contact us today to start individual therapy in Orlando. We want to help you have the mental health and well-being you deserve.

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.