Individual therapy, also called psychotherapy, counseling, or talk therapy, is a collaboration between a therapist and client focused on improving the quality of life of the client. The therapist and client examine obstacles to well-being in the client’s life. These obstacles can be emotional, mental, physical or spiritual. After determining goals together, the therapist and client work jointly to resolve these problems and foster growth and change in the client’s life.
Counseling can treat diagnosable mental health concerns such as anxiety, ADHD, or depression. It can also treat common day-to-day concerns like relationship or career problems or dealing with stress. In addition to an educated listening ear, the counselor provides guidance and tools in resolving problems getting in the way of thriving.
Every Life Care Wellness therapist offers individual counseling for adults. Certain Life Care counselors also do child and/or adolescent counseling. (Note that working with parents is usually an aspect of counseling with children.) We have masters level counselors who are Illinois Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors and Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Approaches used include Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavior (DBT), psychodynamic approaches, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), play and art therapy, yoga therapy, Christian therapy approaches, and more. Be sure to ask your counselor about her theoretical orientation and the modalities and types of interventions she uses, or learn more on the About Us page.
For more information about individual therapy, call LifeCare at 630-423-5935.