Individual counseling, also known as one-on-one counseling or therapy, involves a therapeutic process where a licensed mental health professional works with an individual client. This type of counseling is a confidential and collaborative relationship where the client can discuss and explore various aspects of their life, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
The focus of individual counseling can vary based on the client's needs and goals. It might address issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief, trauma, or personal development. The counselor provides a supportive and non-judgmental environment, offering guidance, coping strategies, and insights to help the individual navigate challenges and work towards positive change and personal growth.