Who needs individual therapy? The short answer is: everyone. It’s true that everyone can benefit from individual therapy. It’s a tool that can help anybody to become healthier, happier, and more whole. Because therapy is basically a way to process your own thoughts and feelings, it can be used proactively, as treatment for a specific issue, or to address and heal deeper underlying trauma.

Childhood Trauma

Many of us are dealing with some level of trauma. This can vary from person to person. It’s also variable in terms of what a person has the individual capacity to deal with. Some people need more help and some people need less. In fact, it’s often the people who don’t claim to need help or who seem the most self-sufficient who need individual therapy most of all. These people may be repressing feelings that need to be felt and addressed in order to be healed. In the case of childhood trauma, this can affect people at any age. No matter how long ago the trauma occurred, it can linger and even grow, affecting relationships, personal performance, health and happiness.

In order to fully process childhood trauma, it needs to be recounted. This can be a long and painful process to bring up events and memories that may be pushed down far into the psyche. However, bringing them back up again and reexamining them with the support of a trusted therapist can heal deep seated wounds that have been psychically ‘hurting’ for a long time. Once these are addressed, your quality of life can improve over time. You can gain a higher level of self confidence and can even enjoy healthier relationships. Healing your own trauma is not an easy or quick process. However, it’s one of the most worthwhile things that you can do in order to bring true, deep healing to your life. Individual therapy can be an important tool in this endeavor and can benefit you in a multitude of ways.

Underachieving

Sometimes we find that we’re not achieving our full potential. In this case, there is usually an underlying cause. What this cause is is up to you to discover during your individual therapy session with a trusted therapist. However, individual therapy is often the way to uncover the underlying reasons for underachieving and can help you to perform to your fullest potential. Whether you’re noticing trouble at work or at home or just want to intervene before any real problems develop, individual therapy can help. No matter the trouble you’re facing, it’s never too late. A qualified therapist can help you to find and identify the obstacles that are in your way and can help you to overcome them.

Some people find that they’re not performing as well as they want to in their work environment. For example, an entrepreneur may wish to work at a higher level than they are. In this case, there is no boss or supervisor guiding the individual to grow. All growth and expansion has to be self-directed. This can create a situation where the individual is not sure where to grow or how. Speaking with a therapist for individual therapy can help you to identify areas where you’d like to grow and make a plan for achieving your goals.

If you work within a corporate structure, whether as a high level executive or someone who is rising in the ranks, you may require individual therapy in order to ensure that you’re operating at your highest capacity and are best serving your colleagues, your employees, and yourself. Individual therapy can be of great help in this situation and can help you to achieve your career goals and milestones. This can allow you to feel happier, healthier, and more fulfilled in your life. As with many things, success in one area often translates into other arenas. When you’re working at your highest level in work, you’ll be able to operate at a higher level in your relationships with others and with yourself.

Depression

Many people suffer from depression sometime in their lifetime. For some, it’s a passing cloud. For others, it can be a chronic issue that requires a lot of time and energy to remedy. No matter what kind of depression you may be facing, individual therapy can help you to work through it.

Often, depression is caused or exacerbated by other, underlying issues. Part of what individual therapy can do is help you to identify the underlying issues that are contributing to your depression. Once the underlying issues are identified, they can be addressed. Once they are addressed, you will likely find that your depression lessens over time as you work with your therapist to find strategies and skills to help you manage your depression.

Depression is nothing to be ashamed of. Many experts believe that the stressors of our modern lifestyle naturally cause people to suffer from a higher level of depression than they otherwise would. Depression is not a result of mental or moral weakness. It is, instead, a natural response to trauma and stress. Once you can discover ways to heal your trauma and manage your stress, your depression will likely be alleviated to some degree.

The good thing about individual therapy is that it has a cumulative effect. This means that subsequent individual therapy sessions build on top of each other in order to allow you to heal in a deeper and more complete way. Talk to your therapist to determine the scope of your treatment and the number of individual therapy sessions that you will require.

Schedule Individual Therapy

No matter what you’re facing in your life, individual therapy can help you to operate to your potential and live your best life. With Brett Beaver, you can be sure to gain the skills you need to have a healthy and happy existence. Contact us today by phone (925) 324-4514 or online. We look forward to hearing from you.

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