Individual therapy is perhaps the most common type of psychotherapy, and it is excellent for any number of issues you might seek to look at. If you are wanting to tackle everything from depression and anxiety to interpersonal difficulties or grief/loss, individual therapy is a great modality for treatment. I'd like to let you in on a little secret: even when you come in for Individual therapy, you will be bringing your system with you, metaphorically speaking. Rarely does a client just bring themselves into my office.
Also called couples therapy, and a type of psychotherapy. Marriage counseling helps couples of all types and partnerships recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through marriage counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding your relationship or going your separate ways.
Family therapy is based on the belief that the family is a unique social system with its own structure and patterns of communication. Family therapy is great for dealing with systemic issues of communication that are plaguing the healthy functioning of the family. Family therapy can also be useful before problems begin. Some families seek this type of therapy when they anticipate a major change or transition in their lives.
We go to therapy to save our romantic relationships, why not our best friendships? Best friendships can sustain and nourish us in a way relationships with romantic partners sometimes can't. Why not apply clinical resources and techniques to these special relationships? Communication, confrontations, and conflict can be discussed in the comfort of a counselor's office.
Between our Sessions
Participating in talk therapy involves an investment of time, energy, and honesty. In addition, you may be asked to consider spending time between sessions addressing your concerns in specific ways. Sometimes this will require a change in how and when you do things. Sometimes, you have to work on the self talk in your head that tells you, “If you do this, it means you’re flawed, frail, or a failure.”
Therapy is the same as going to a personal trainer. A trainer can try to get you in Adonis/Aphrodite shape in an hour session, but, consistently showing up, changing your eating habits and implementing what the trainer suggests outside of that session is when you'll see and feel the changes you want for yourself.