Individual counseling is an opportunity to talk confidentially with a counselor about personal concerns and to facilitate personal growth. The counselor and client work together to define and discuss personal issues and to reach mutually agreed-upon goals.
In individual therapy, we use a blend of humanistic-existential philosophy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), and solution-focused therapy (SFT) in helping clients work through their problems. The foundation of existentialism rests on the belief that, as human beings, we are all free to choose our path in life. The profound nature of this freedom, however, often produces anxiety that can disrupt a person’s life. Nevertheless, this freedom to choose makes us responsible for the decisions we make. The purpose of therapy is to help the client understand his or her freedom and accept responsibility for the decisions he or she makes.