"Your present circumstances don't determine where you go; they merely determine where you start."


Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy and counseling occur in sessions between an individual patient and a therapist. Universally, this treatment exists to help patients deal with issues which may be bothering them in their life. These issues can include but are certainly not limited to, alcoholism, addiction, the death of a loved one, unhealthy coping mechanisms, and more.

On the surface, individual counseling is relatively simple. In real life, it's subject to a multitude of factors and situations which can impact its outcome. However, despite the variables, there are certain parallels and commonalities which exist across the board. These similarities are what makes this treatment strategy and process so great and rehabilitative for people from all walks of life.

Individual psychotherapy is a great path for individuals who struggle with self-esteem and self-worth. Believe it or not, how you view yourself is everything. It determines what you attract into your life. Your self-worth furthermore determines the treatment you're willing to accept from others, what you're willing to put up with and the behaviors which you are willing to partake in. When someone truly loves, values and cares for themselves, it shows. When someone does not love, value or care for themselves, it also shows and these negative thoughts and emotions manifest in a variety of areas of life. Luckily, you can change these into positive ones.

The reality is that no matter who you are or where you come from, you are enough. You are valuable, and you have worth. Many people don't realize this or understand this. However, this is where this form of therapy and its effectiveness enters the equation and does so much good for people who are struggling with these issues. With effective treatment from individual counseling sessions, your therapist can suggest various exercises and changes which can help you improve your emotions and how you see yourself and change your thinking and behavior patterns from all of the modern psychotherapy and there out there.

Individual therapy sessions regularly aid and guide people who may be losing focus on the things which matter most in life. In many cases, this focus is regained by working with a therapist who can listen to them, provide great professional advice and then suggest solutions which may be of value. By having these tools in their arsenal, the patient can then implement what they have learned from their good therapy sessions, regain focus, become more self-aware, and ultimately improve the quality of their lives through all of the positive effects of getting psychotherapy. Even short-term therapy can make a difference in this regard and people can still potentially experience meaningful personal growth rather quickly, sometimes in as little as a few weeks.

If you feel like you are losing focus in your life, or even starting to experience moderate depression and anxiety, because of it, it's important not to beat yourself up. This will only make matters worse. The good news is that acknowledging the issue at hand is the first step towards solving it. Someone unable to identify the existence of an issue is going to struggle with solving it. If you feel as though you are losing focus in life or even beginning to lose focus and it’s causing negative feelings and emotions, there is no shame in signing up for individual therapy, scheduling your first session, and getting the advice, help, and input from a trained professional who can help you change your life.