INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

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At CMC Therapy, we understand that one of the biggest decisions you can make for yourself is to invest in your own well-being.

 

We live in a society where the message is constantly “what can you do for others?”. While we honor the “giver” in you, we understand that you can’t pour from an empty cup.

 

The Clinicians at CMC Therapy help you explore the relationship you have with yourself and the goals you want to achieve. 

So, what is “individual therapy”? 

Individual therapy, also known as counseling, psychotherapy, and talk therapy, is the collective process between a therapist and a person in therapy. Common goals of therapy are to inspire change, cultivate growth and bring forth improvement of overall quality of life. 

Why go to therapy?

Obstacles are a common theme of what humans experience, but overcoming them with a professional can help make the process more manageable. Therapy can increase positive feelings, such as a deeper sense of compassion and self-esteem for yourself. The therapist will also aid in helping you develop skills for handling challenging situations and for formatting a healthy decision-making process. Many find the process of therapy to be an enjoyable experience as they view it as a journey to becoming more self-aware, and keeping it a part of their lifestyle for continuous self-growth. 

When is the best time to seek individual therapy?

Anytime. A common belief is that you have to be in distress in order to go to therapy. However, as we have already outlined, it can be utilized to develop a better sense of self. Nevertheless, most individuals do attend therapy when an issue they are being faced with is causing discomfort and is interfering with daily life. This type of anguish can be described as negative thoughts, behaviors, feelings, to even the extent of bodily sensations like exhaustion or pain. You do not have to wait till you are in a “crisis” to start therapy. Individual Therapy can also be utilized for career and school challenges or exploration, substance abuse issues such as addiction, or if you feel like you may hurt yourself or someone else. 

It’s common for people to avoid therapy for the following reasons:
  • Feelings of guilt and shame when speaking about past experiences

  • Concern about the stigma associated with mental health care 

  • Wanting to believe that nothing is wrong 

  • Fear of therapeutic conversations not staying confidential

  • Financial concerns

  • Cultural and Religious conflict

However, statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) illustrate the following: 

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year

  • 1 in 25 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year

  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year

  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24

  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34  

 

For more information visit https://www.nami.org/mhstats

Therapists are trained professionals who support and maintain confidentiality. CMC Therapists understand the discomfort that can come from therapy and is there to create a safe, non-judgemental, space for painful and embarrassing issues.

What can individual therapy do for you?

Therapy can work towards treating mental, emotional, physical, and behavioral challenges. Issues that may be discussed in therapy include, but are not limited to: 

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression 

  • Codependency 

  • Perfectionism 

  • Stress 

  • Food and eating issues 

  • Anger 

  • Relationship conflict  

  • Addiction 

  • Family issues 

  • Insomnia 

  • Sexuality 

  • Parenting 

  • Grief and Loss 

  • LGBTQA+ issues 

  • Life transitions 

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Trauma 

  • Cultural/Racial challenges 

  • Medical health issues 

  • Identity issues 

What to expect during individual therapy

The first session of therapy often focuses on gathering information. A therapist speaks with the person in treatment about their past physical, mental, and emotional health. They also discuss the concerns bringing the person to therapy. It can take a few sessions for a therapist to have a good understanding of the situation. Only then can they address concerns and determine the best course of action.

The person in therapy can also use their first session to decide if the therapist’s style is a good fit for their needs. Finding a therapist you are comfortable with is vital to successful treatment. It is important to talk about the type of therapy to be used, treatment goals, session length, and how many sessions are needed.

Many therapists encourage people in treatment to do most of the talking. At first, it may be hard to talk about past experiences or current concerns. Sessions may stir up intense emotions. It is possible to become upset, angry, or sad during treatment. However, therapists can help people build confidence and become more comfortable as sessions progress. 

Therapists might assign “homework” to help the people in their care build on topics discussed in therapy. Individuals in treatment can also ask questions at any point in the process. As time passes, people in therapy may develop a more positive mood and healthier thinking patterns.

People in treatment can expect confidentiality during therapy sessions. But, a therapist may break confidentiality if someone is in immediate danger of harming themselves or others. Therapists may also do this if required by federal or state law. Many therapists explain the limits of confidentiality and provide written guidelines during the first therapy session.

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