Individual counseling focuses on the individuals immediate concerns. Concerns may center around but are not limited to career counseling, grief/loss, workplace issues, symptoms of depression, anxiety, or stress. Individual counseling is a one-on-one conversation between the clinician and the client. Together, the two develop a rapport and form a working alliance that enables trust and personal growth.
The first session usually consists of an evaluation, in which the clinician ask the client a lot of questions about their history and results in treatment recommendations. In addition, the clinician will review the registration forms and seek to clarify any areas that may require an explanation. The course of treatment varies for each individual. Some clients participate in weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions depending upon their needs. The duration of each session may last between 45 to 60 minutes.