Individual therapy is an extremely important and beneficial part of any recovery program. Working with our therapists at RDTW will give you the privacy to work on your problems (And find solutions).
Why Individual Therapy?
As of 2017 statistics, nearly 47 million adults live with mental illness. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), only 42 percent of people with any mental illness (AMI) received treatment. This data does not include those who abuse alcohol or drugs.
It Is a sobering statistic. Only half of the people diagnosed with AMI pursue any form of help. Many people let the illness fester until it turns into Serious Mental Illness (SMI).
People will find any excuse in the world to avoid treatment. Often, their coping mechanisms act as a crutch. Those suffering from mental health can turn to drugs and alcohol as a method to cope. With this in mind, we wish to share a reminder for people who have ever thought about therapy. Below, we will go through the benefits and techniques of modern treatment.
The Different Types of Individual Therapy
There are many different routes to effectively deal with a wide variety of issues. Learn about the four major types of individual therapy below.
Why Therapy With Us?
Our team is dedicated to finding solutions for all of our clients. We are not exclusive to one technique, because every individual is unique. Instead, we focus on applicable principles that target long-term change. To get your new life started today, give us a call.
Individual Therapy FAQ's
Below are some quick answers to frequently asked questions about Individual Therapy.
What Therapy Techniques are the best?
Through the many years that we have studied individual therapy, we still have yet to develop firm laws that apply to everyone. Humans are pretty complex creatures. As a result, treating one will be completely different from treating another.
Regardless, science has developed a few potential techniques that you can take with you. You may have had experiences with therapists using these techniques in the office. However, there is not a cookie cutter answer that can be applied generally.
Positive psychotherapy addresses the need to keep track of your emotions during negative habits. By stopping the action and asking the feelings that come up during the stop, you can address some unconscious emotions.
For example, if you scratch your head because you are nervous, stop yourself and ask why you have the urge to do this. You may be uncomfortable in certain situations. Your brain may also be recalling something from your past.
If someone were to tell you that we each “contain multitudes,” you would likely look at them like they were psychotic. However, I’ve spoken with many people who have told me of their doubts. You may have heard people talk about having a battle inside of themselves.
For those people, having an open discussion with yourself on those feelings is where Voice Dialogue comes in handy. If you have felt a version of yourself take over, such as feeling depressed at a social gathering, exploring that emotion is key to self-awareness. It is something that you can do with a therapist or with yourself, or a friend, at home.
If you know someone with emotional or mental difficulties, Sandplay is a technique that provides children with an opportunity at inner peace. Nonverbal children who participate in this are allowed to “reset.”
Any art provides an excellent opportunity for expression. In this case, it is as if the 3D artistic sand space that is provided allows them to rewrite their psyche. The figures that are drawn are noted by the therapist. This may reveal specific mental processes that would be difficult to express otherwise.
Is insurance accepted for individual therapy?
Of course! We accept every major insurance. Also, if you are private pay, we are willing to help with costs.