Individual therapy is also called therapy, psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling. It is a joint process between a licensed therapist and a person in treatment. Common goals of therapy may be to motivate change or improve quality of life. People might seek therapy for help with personal, educational, social, or career challenges that are hard to face alone.
Therapy can help people overcome obstacles to emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental well-being. It can also increase positive feelings, such as compassion and self-esteem. People in therapy can learn healthy skills for managing difficult situations, making positive decisions, and reaching goals. Many find they enjoy the therapeutic journey of becoming more self-aware, and some people pursue ongoing therapy for self-growth.
*descriptions adapted from goodtherapy.org