Individual Therapy

Mental Health Therapy & Behavioral Health located in Los Alamitos, CA

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy services offered in Los Alamitos, CA

Talking with a skilled therapist is one of the most valuable treatments for mental health disorders. Soni Dani-Cox, LMFT, and Samina Kwan, MSW, MPA, at Empowered Mind-Body Therapy in Los Alamitos, California, have exceptional skills in various forms of individual therapy. Patients can benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotion-focused therapy, and other effective interventions. To discover the benefits of individual therapy, call Empowered Mind-Body Therapy today or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online.

Individual Therapy Q&A

What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy is a critical part of your treatment for mental health problems. It involves talking to a skilled therapist at Empowered Mind-Body Therapy in a one-to-one meeting about your feelings and thoughts.

Individual therapy helps you process emotions and understand why you feel the way you do. Some people find individual therapy is all they need to overcome problems like mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Others with more severe disorders might also require medications like antidepressants, stimulants, or anti-anxiety drugs.

Are there different kinds of individual therapy?

Many different approaches to individual therapy are available. Empowered Mind-Body Therapy focuses on:

 

Emotion-focused therapy

Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) helps you become aware of your emotions and better understand them. Your therapist works with you to increase your awareness of your feelings and how to accept them. They show you how to convert your emotions into useful information and regulate them, so they don’t become overwhelming. 

 

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on your thoughts, reactions, and behaviors. You and your therapist discuss the difficulties you face every day and the feelings and responses they trigger. Using CBT principles, you begin to challenge flawed thinking and find ways to manage daily life with less stress.

Both these individual therapies address traumas that trigger or worsen mental health problems where they’re a feature of your disorder.

What conditions can benefit from individual therapy?

Empowered Mind-Body Therapy’s counselors use their skills in individual therapy to help people with an extensive range of mental health and behavioral disorders, including: 

  • Depression (major depressive disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance use disorder 

You could also benefit from individual therapy when you haven’t got a mental health condition, but you’re dealing with difficulties in your life, such as loss and grief, abuse, gender identity, anger, and other challenges.

What happens during individual therapy?

Individual therapy revolves around communicating with your therapist. They ask questions that get you to open up about your situation and reflect on what you say. They also take a functional medicine approach and learn about your past, lifestyle, work, home life, and anything else that could impact your mental health.

You gain the most benefit from individual therapy by being honest about your feelings and experiences. Your discussions are confidential, and your therapist won’t judge you in any way. Their only concern is helping you work through your issues and renew your mental health.

To experience the benefits of individual therapy for yourself, call Empowered Mind-Body Therapy today. You can also book an in-person or telehealth appointment online.

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