Individual Counseling

Benefits of Individual Therapy:

  • Improved communication skills
  • Learning healthy coping skills
  • Self-exploration
  • One-on-one attention from a trained professional
  • Safe and comfortable environment
  • Improving interpersonal relationships
  • Overcoming life’s obstacles
  • Improving self-esteem

The ability to overcome obstacles and create positive change is a recurring theme in individual therapy. Regardless of who someone is, where they come from, or their socio-economic status, many people face challenges and learning to overcome them can be scary. Challenges may be emotional, social, physical, or mental health related. Regardless of the type, individual therapy involves various modalities that can target, treat, and ease these challenges for those experiencing them.

The solution for various challenges may not be evident to every client, so individual therapy may be beneficial. Through strategies like talk therapy, and individual therapist possesses the ability to look at matters from an objective and professional angle, assess the situation and provide the client with strategies they can employ to solve their problems, face adversity, or make positive changes.

Rising above obstacles may not be simple and can take time. However, this process can show clients they are resilient and capable of addressing their challenges. In many cases, resolution may involve understanding the causes of a client’s symptoms or concerns to resolve them at the root. Depending on the modality a therapist uses, this process can vary.

Who Can Benefit from Individual Therapy?

Therapy is not just for people diagnosed with mental illnesses; every single person could potentially benefit from going to therapy. Good therapy can be a life changing experience for people because they discover the underlying causes behind negative behavior patterns in their life. Talking to a trained professional can help people make lifestyle changes. They can also help people identify underlying causes of symptoms and provide strategies for changing unwanted thoughts and behaviors. Therapy can equip people with the skills to manage symptoms, reduce stress, and improve their quality of life. 

Individual therapy is recommended as the first course of treatment for moderate depression and anxiety. There is a range of therapeutic approaches in one-on-one therapy for a wide variety of mental health conditions. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the most popular, but there are other approaches that will help treat trauma and other conditions as well, such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Post Induction Therapy.

 How Does the Individual Therapy Process Work?

The therapy process can vary depending on what type of therapy you choose. At the first appointment, the therapist will ask you questions about what your current concerns are and what your goals are for therapy.  You and the therapist will set expectations and goals for the therapy sessions moving forward.

It can take a few sessions for a therapist to have a good understanding of the situation and for you to feel comfortable, and finding a therapist that you are comfortable with is vital to successful treatment.

Effectiveness of Individual Therapy

Even if therapy cannot cure a condition, it can help people develop healthy coping skills. Determination to be active in therapy and heal is essential for meeting therapeutic goals and fostering a positive therapeutic relationship. When a person in therapy is open and honest, therapists are better able to address each issue and adjust the treatment approach as needed.


Research shows that therapy may result in fewer relapses of common conditions, including moderate depression and anxiety. Furthermore, it indicates that the positive effects of good therapy extend beyond treatment. Many people report improved conditions long after therapy has ended.


Going to therapy might feel difficult on some days, but it is important to attend each session and complete any homework assigned. Being patient and sticking to the treatment plan can facilitate long-term success in therapy. 

Book and appointment today for Individual Counseling with Inner Strength Counseling. Email us at [email protected].

Inner Strength Counseling


801 Twelve Oaks Center Drive,
Suite 822,
Wayzata, MN 55391

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801 Twelve Oaks Center Drive
Suite 822
Wayzata, MN 55391