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Individual Therapy

Behavioral Health located in Crystal Lake, Skokie, Hinsdale, Wheaton and Chicago, IL

Individual Therapy

About Individual Therapy

Individual therapy has a single focus: Helping one person explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences and improving their ability to manage challenges and reframe their life. The experienced therapists at DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC in Oak Park, Skokie, Hinsdale, and Wheaton, Illinois, have helped many people restore their well-being with individual therapy that supports their unique mental health needs. Call the office or use online booking to schedule individual therapy and start your journey toward a more fulfilling life today.

Individual Therapy Q&A

What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy is a private session between you and your DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC therapist. The one-on-one nature of individual therapy means the focus is on your personal challenges and the goals you want to achieve.

Therapy gives you a nonjudgmental space to safely explore your feelings, experiences, and thoughts. Your therapist listens, identifies problems, points out patterns you may follow, and teaches skills you may need to overcome your challenges.

When would I need individual therapy?

Individual therapy offers substantial support for most life issues, whether you face a difficult transition or need emotional support for navigating challenges like separating from your partner or the death of a loved one.

You can benefit from therapy if you struggle with certain skills like managing anger or communicating your needs. You might realize that you keep making the same choices or mistakes and want help stopping the cycle.

Individual therapy is an essential treatment for mental health disorders such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Phobic disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Panic attacks
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

The caring DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC team offers individual counseling for teens and adults facing these and other psychiatric conditions.

What type of individual therapy might I need?

The DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC therapists have extensive training and experience in a wide range of therapeutic techniques.

Each type of therapy uses a different approach that makes it appropriate for certain mental health challenges. For example, your therapist may suggest emotionally focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, or a trauma-focused approach.

Some therapies are time-limited; others continue for an extended time. Some are like having a guided conversation, while others are highly structured.

Your therapist supports successful outcomes by recommending the therapy that fits your mental health needs and goals.

What should I expect during individual therapy?

Before starting therapy, your therapist learns about the mental, emotional, and behavioral problems you face and completes an assessment to determine your diagnosis.

The number of therapy sessions you may need, how often you meet, and how long your therapy lasts depends on your diagnosis, symptom severity, and the type of therapy.

Call DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC or request an appointment online today to learn how individual therapy can support your mental health and improve your life.