Individual counseling where you work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a caring, safe, and confidential setting. It is a unique environment where you develop a bond with your therapist and the focus is on you. Counseling (also known as psychotherapy, therapy, or treatment) allows you to explore your beliefs, feelings, and behaviors in an atmosphere of non-judgment and understanding. You also work through influential memories, identify parts of your lives that you would like to change, better understand yourselves and others that you have relationships with, set personal goals, and work toward achieving them.
Just as regular workouts help maintain physical fitness, seeing an individual counselor can be an active way to maintain good mental health. Many people associate counseling with mental illness, and it can be a very effective way to attend to a variety of mental health matters. But anyone can benefit from counseling, no matter where they are in life or what they are experiencing.
Therapy can help you overcome challenges to your well-being. It can increase your positive feelings, such as compassion for yourself and others and help to build self-esteem.