Seeking therapy is a major step for a lot of people. It can be incredibly intimidating and even the thought of talking about mental health is enough to prevent many from ever trying therapy.
If you are someone who is nervous to start therapy and you’d like a more private, one-on-one experience, individual therapy may be the right choice for you. During an individual therapy session, it is just you and one of our Grand Rapids therapists for an average of 50 minutes.
There are a multitude of benefits that come from individual therapy. Let’s look at 4 particular benefits and dive deep into what each entails.
Do you have trouble expressing how you really feel? Finding the right words to describe your mental state and what you’re going through can be tough. Fortunately, individual therapy can help change that.
When you sit down with our therapist you are the sole focus. You are encouraged to speak freely during your time together and after a few visits, you may find yourself being able to easily speak your mind.
Therapy takes practice. It doesn’t come naturally to all of us. However, it is the continued practice that ultimately makes us better communicators.
Engaging in therapy and going regularly can be life-changing. Just the act of sharing your thoughts out loud with our therapists can result in you feeling like an improved version of yourself.
The rest that follows is like a domino effect. Speaking about your problems leads to feeling more confident in yourself. This then leads to you treating those around you better.
Enhanced self-confidence is a counseling goal many set out to accomplish and experiencing feelings of this nature can be exciting. You should feel proud as these feelings signify progress being made.
Coping mechanisms are typically used by individuals when they’re faced with a situation that is stressful or traumatic. They are helpful tips or tricks that work to calm you down.
A tailored therapy experience can provide you with a collection of new coping mechanisms. For example, you could learn breathing techniques, meditation, or problem-solving skills.
These newfound methods can come in handy as you move throughout life. Coping mechanisms can travel with you anywhere and help you to defuse stressful situations.
Once you begin therapy, your overall support network grows in size. You may have close friends or family members to confide in but you also have our therapists as well. If you choose to also participate in group therapy, you’ve got the people that attend those sessions.
The more the merrier when it comes to support networks. If you surround yourself with people that care about you and vice versa, your mental health will thank you.
Are you ready to embark on individual therapy? Our licensed therapists and counselors in Grand Rapids, MI, would love to sit down and speak with you.