Professional support to help you reach your goals
Are you feeling stuck? Are you feeling stressed or anxious at work or at home? If you are struggling with a difficult life transition or some challenging symptoms in your everyday life, therapy can help. Individual therapy is a one-on-one counseling relationship between a client and a therapist, in a confidential, safe, supportive environment.
Some common issues treated in Individual Therapy:
- Assertiveness/boundary setting
- Life transitions
- Parent-child issues
- Personality disorders
- Religious/spiritual issues
- Stress management
How Does Individual Therapy Help?
During individual therapy, a client has the chance to talk about their feelings, thoughts, behaviors and concerns. The therapist listens with empathy and openness and helps the client to identify the things they would like to accomplish together. The therapist will then help the client to develop different strategies to reach their goals. In some cases, this could mean changing patterns of thinking, learning new skills, changing behaviors, or shifting the way they feel and express emotions. The therapist might also give the client homework so that he/she can practice some of the things they are learning outside of the counseling sessions.The goal of individual therapy is to resolve emotional difficulties, develop new skills and achieve your personal goals.
If you recognize the need for individual therapy support and would like to connect over telehealth, the Therapists at Encompass Hope are here to support you. Reach out for a free 15 minute phone or video consultation today.
Questions We Commonly Get
When is it appropriate to go to therapy?
Most people seek a therapist when they or their children are concerned about issues such as conflict, excessive stress or anxiety, depression, behavior problems, or other concerns about their daily functioning. Often, individuals seek services due to uncertainties about their emotional functioning, difficulties at home or at school, concern about their child’s learning abilities, or general anxiety or depression.
How does individual therapy work?
Therapy is a partnership between an individual and a professional who is trained to help people understand their feelings and assist them with changing their behavior. Therapy can be in person in an office setting or from the comfort of your home via telehealth.
What can I expect at my first visit at Encompass Hope?
Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment an complete intake forms prior to the scheduled appointment via the client portal. This will help the therapist know the reason(s) you are seeking services and how s/he can assist you. The therapist will meet with you for approximately 50 minutes. At this first session you will be asked questions to clarify your current situation and past history. The therapist will discuss treatment options with you.
What does research show about the effectiveness of therapy?
According to several research studies, therapy effectively decreases depression and anxiety related symptoms–such as pain, fatigue, and nausea. Therapy has also been found to have positive effects on the body’s immune system. Research increasingly supports the idea that emotional and physical health are closely linked and that therapy can improve a person’s overall health status. There is convincing evidence that most people who engage in ongoing therapy are better off than untreated individuals, who are having emotional difficulties.iam
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Eagan, MN 55122
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Minneapolis, MN 55410
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