In individual therapy, also called psychotherapy, counseling, or talk therapy, you collaborate with your therapist. This collaboration focuses on improving the quality of your life. One focus of your work with the therapist examines obstacles to well-being in your life. These obstacles may be emotional, mental, physical or spiritual. After determining goals together, the two of you work jointly to resolve these problems. The work fosters growth and change in the your life.
Counseling can treat mental health concerns such as anxiety, ADHD, or depression. Individual therapy also can take on issues like trauma and addiction. 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, your 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. Some of our masters level counselors work under the supervision of Life Care Wellness principals therapists as they earn their hours for clinical licensure.
Approaches we use include Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavior (DBT), psychodynamic approaches, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Touch Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), play and art therapy, yoga therapy, Christian therapy approaches, and more. Be sure to ask your counselor about the theoretical orientation and the modalities and types of interventions he or she uses, or learn more on the All Therapists page.