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Individual counseling provides you with an opportunity to work with a professional therapist who specializes in understanding how people operate in the world, in their families, in relationships, and in their own minds. Counselors use therapeutic techniques to help individuals understand themselves, their obstacles, their feelings, and their relationships in a way that enhances their lives. If change is needed, a therapist will guide you through the process by providing support, motivation, and accountability.
Individual therapy, also known as counseling or psychotherapy, is the process of working with a therapist on a one-on-one basis to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors to better understand themselves and to work towards personal growth. This is conducted in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where a person can feel comfortable being honest. There are a variety of reasons why people seek therapy. Therapy is not just for those experiencing a life crisis or current difficulty — counseling is an opportunity to:
Learn new skills
Gain new insights
Position oneself for increased health and wellness
If you have an obstacle that prevents you from reaching your full potential, you may consider seeking therapy. You might be experiencing some troubling symptoms, whether they are distressing negative thoughts or even physical symptoms such as chronic pain. If you feel overwhelmed, unhappy, or hopeless about your life, it’s best to seek out a therapist who can help you determine the root cause of these feelings. Alternatively, if you have a lifestyle change you want to make but are having difficulty reaching, working with a counselor can help you identify where you need to improve.
Therapy is a powerful tool for change. That being said, some people may avoid the therapeutic environment even if they believe it might help. Common obstacles to going to therapy include:
At Symmetry Counseling, we understand why these issues might make you hesitate to reach out. That being said, if you have a mental health issue, it’s better to seek help sooner rather than later. It’s more common than you might think; in fact, statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health suggest that one in five adults in the U.S. may have a mental illness. You don’t have to suffer alone; we can help. Contact Symmetry for individual counseling in Chicago today.
Sessions revolve around pragmatic approaches to strategically address and resolve issues clients bring to therapy. We help you identify problems, understand why past efforts at addressing these problems may have been ineffective and develop alternative solutions
Individual counseling sessions at Symmetry are conducted in a warm, understanding, calming atmosphere where you are free to discuss whatever is on your mind and weighing on your heart. Symmetry therapists are excellent listeners, helpful resources, and skilled experts at helping people find peace and resolution to their life’s struggles.