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By far one of the most common options for people looking to make big life changes through therapy is that which occurs on an individual basis. This is a dedicated time for you to work through obstacles or issues one-on-one with your counselor. Individual therapy works best when you have set objectives in mind — and Amy can help you identify those goals to ensure that your sessions are maximally effective.
How Does Individual Therapy Work?
When you book an appointment with Amy, she will begin by getting to know you to identify what approach will help you the most. Then, she will help you with an individualized treatment plan to learn to cope and gain skills to live your very best life.
Among the types of therapy that Amy may choose for you are:
- Solution-focused therapy: Focuses on what you want to achieve through therapy rather than your current issues. The approach does not focus on the past, but instead, on the present and future.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): a non-drug, non-hypnosis psychotherapy procedure. Amy guides the client in concentrating on a troubling memory or emotion while moving the eyes rapidly back and forth (by following Amy’s fingertips). This rapid eye movement, which occurs naturally during dreaming, seems to speed the client’s movement through the healing process. *safe for children, teens and adults
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): A form of psychotherapy that focuses on how a person’s thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect their feelings and behaviors, CBT can help with depression, anxiety, and a wide range of other problems.
- Christian-based therapy is also available when appropriate considering a patient’s values and preferences.
Is Individual Counseling Right for Me?
Many people put off seeking counseling help that could really benefit them because they are reluctant to admit that they are facing an issue. Other times, people worry that their problem is not “serious enough” to warrant therapy. Don’t let either of these happen to you — people with a variety of backgrounds and facing many different types of issues ranging in severity from minor to major can benefit from therapy.
If you answer “yes” to the following, you may benefit from individual therapy.
- You frequently feel frustrated.
- You are often overwhelmed or feel unable to make decisions.
- You are facing a big change: like a new job, job loss, a move, the loss of a loved one, or anything else that is making it difficult to cope.
- You can’t sleep at night due to anxiety or obsessive thoughts.
- You often feel like you make poor decisions — even when you recognize what’s right.
- There is no overriding issue that you are aware of, but you just don’t feel like you are living your best life.
Don’t wait to seek individual counseling in Granbury. Amy Aston, LCSW is highly skilled in helping people overcome barriers to start living better through one-on-one talk therapy. You are invited to contact her today!