Oftentimes, adults feel that they are expected to deal with issues and traumatic experiences in stride and continue their day-to-day lives without interruption. This is simply not true. Anyone, regardless of their age, mental health, or emotional well-being, can benefit from therapy when going through a traumatic experience.
For adults, there are quite a few triggers that can affect their mental state and cause them to look into therapy. Some of those triggers include:
- death of a parent or grandparent
- failed marriage or relationship
- sudden unemployment
- poverty or homelessness
- loss of a pregnancy or child
- natural disaster
Each and every one of these situations is a life-changing, and often traumatic, event. Most traumatic events leave behind a mess of emotional baggage to unpack and mental health to rehabilitate. While some adults can do this on their own, or with the help of a support system, others cannot. For those individuals, therapy is often a healthy and beneficial path to take towards wellness.
Individual therapy for adults is an entirely different experience than teen therapy or family therapy. More often than not, adults are interested in getting therapy and anxious to get started. Adults also tend to appreciate the alone time and personal privacy that comes with entering a therapist’s office. These traits create the best situation for a therapist who is ready to help you unload your issues and sort through them with you. Our individual therapists at True North Counseling will help you identify what is bothering you, why it is, and how to deal with it in a healthy way that leads to healing.
There are a few different approaches to individual therapy including solution-focused brief therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a therapeutic approach that helps individuals find their own solutions for the issues at hand by exploring one’s hope for the future. The SFBT method begins with the assumption that an individual knows what they want to do and need to do in order to improve their lifestyle and, with the help of a trained professional, can find those solutions within themselves. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), on the other hand, helps you handle your issues by slowly changing the way you think of them. These are only two therapeutic approaches to individual therapy, but they are two very well-known ones.
Your therapist will help you with your personal issues using the best approach they see fit. At True North Counseling, we employ a wide variety of licensed and trained therapists for this exact reason. We want to provide you with the best therapist for your issue and personality regardless of what it is or who you are. If you’re interested in learning more about individual therapy and how to start sessions, you can call True North Counseling at 502-377-4814 or visit our Contact Us page to get started today.