Individual therapy sessions are the most common form of therapy and the type most clients expect when seeking help. Counselors work to build a collaborative and caring relationship with their clients. Through this therapeutic relationship, counselors help their clients reach their goals and achieve a more stable and integrated life. Individual sessions typically take weeks or months to see lasting changes. However, because you are working individually, the changes are completely up to you.
Your counselor will interact with you to build perspective, explore various factors, and provide information for you to consider during your sessions. Often you will have structured homework assignments to allow you to work independently between sessions. Counselors remain available to assist with you in difficult situations and are ready to help you.