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What is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is a form of therapy in which the client is treated on a one-on-one basis with a therapist. The most popular form of therapy, individual therapy may encompass many different treatment styles including psychoanalysis and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Individual therapy allows the therapist and client to focus on each other, building a rapport and working together to solve the client's issue.

 

What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, enables you to manage your fears by helping you gradually change the way you think. It's based on the interconnectedness of thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors.

For example, a person who has a phobia believes that the feared situation is inherently dangerous. This belief leads to negative automatic thoughts that occur as soon as the feared situation is encountered and the automatic thoughts lead to a phobic behavioral reaction.

It may take several CBT sessions to counteract this thought pattern. In order to accomplish this, the therapist can help you overcome your fear with incremental steps.

References

How individual therapy works. (2009, September 21). Verywell Mind. https://www.verywellmind.com/individual-therapy-2671605