What Is Individual Therapy

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Individual therapy aims to help a person feel better and to facilitate change in his or her life. Individual therapy can be used to treat specific mental health conditions, such as anxiety, ADHD, or depression. It can also be used to treat challenges or problems within a relationship, to help learn and implement better stress management techniques, or to understand and wade through career and life decisions. There are many great benefits to individual therapy and working one-on-one with a licensed professional.


At True North Counseling, we know that life is not always easy. Sometimes, it can be a struggle to hold onto and keep up with all the things that are thrown our way. It’s hard to ignore the thoughts and opinions of others and sometimes those thoughts and opinions leave us questioning ourselves and losing track of what we truly believe. In these moments, when we are overwhelmed, lost, confused, or struggling with symptoms that impact our ability to handle day-to-day life, it can be helpful to have the unbiased and outside perspective of a professional. A good therapist will help you gain clarity, move forward, and feel better in life, all the while reminding you that you have all the answers you need.


True North Counseling offers individual therapy for adults. Along with these one-on-one services designed for individuals struggling with specific mental health conditions or with certain areas of life in general, therapy is also available for families with children or adolescents. There can be a lot of pressure on parents to do the right things, avoid the wrong things, and make the right decisions and choices for their children. This pressure and stress can feel extremely overwhelming and leave your family tired, confused, and unhappy. Working with a therapist can help you and your family wade through any miscommunication, struggles, or decisions, so that everyone can feel better more quickly.


Individual therapy sessions at True North Counseling begin with a thorough assessment. This is because we know no one individual is the same and each individual, or family, will have different challenges, wants, and a different goal for therapy. A thorough assessment can help your therapist better understand who you are, what situations have shaped your beliefs, what you most value, and why those values hold such importance to you. This information is important because when a therapist better understands your individual circumstances, your therapist can more quickly help you find relief from your challenges and move towards where you want to be.


After completing this thorough assessment, individual therapy then typically continues through one-on-one sessions designed to help you reconnect with the key to your own happiness. At True North Counseling, we believe this key is found within, and comes not from things or experiences, but from allowing ourselves to be present in our own lives. Simply imagine, what if it was possible for you to be free to be yourself regardless of the situation you were in? What if you could move through life without judgment or worry? True North Counseling is on a mission to help you rediscover a more authentic way of living!


If you’re searching for individual therapy, then please reach out to us at True North Counseling. It is important to know that therapy does not signify a weakness or character flaw. If you are ready to begin therapy, or if you would like to speak to a representative willing to answer any questions you might have, please contact True North Counseling today at (614)310-4940.


Our licensed psychologist, Dr. Sonya Slater, provides psychotherapy to children, teens, and adults. Dr. Slater works hard to establish and maintain a collaborative relationship with her patients and focuses her therapy sessions on resiliency, patient strengths, and respect for diversity. Her treatment approach incorporates interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness techniques. Some of the areas Dr. Slater specializes are individuals coping with life transitions such as divorce and transition to college, anxiety, grief and trauma, relationship issues, depression, ADHD, and behavior problems in children. Dr. Slater received her doctoral degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and has worked in a community mental health center as the Training Director for a psychology internship program. You can reach Dr. Slater at her office at (614) 310-4940. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting your individual therapy needs!