If you are suffering with depression, anxiety, anger management issues, grief, substance abuse, PTSD or other trauma related mental health issues, mental health counseling at Harmonia Wellness may be an option for you.
I provide a safe, open, empathetic, and non-judgmental atmosphere to ensure the therapeutic relationship flourishes. I offer multiple treatment modalities, which allows us to individualize your treatment according to your personal needs and treatment goals.
Individual Therapy is a one-on-one experience between a trained therapist and a client. During these sessions, the client is able to discuss whatever comes to mind in a safe, caring, and confidential setting. Clients are often asked to explore, analyze, and understand their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. The therapist may help and encourage the client to change their patterns of thinking, teach them new skills, change their behaviors, or even change how the feel and express their emotions. This allows the client to better understand themselves as well as their environments, which can lead to a more balanced and happier life.
The role of the therapist in individual settings is not to give advice, rather to facilitate the awareness, growth and psychological development of the client. This is accomplished through the therapeutic relationship. The therapeutic relationship is the close and consistent association that exists between at least two individuals, the therapist and the client. This relationship is essential in the therapeutic process as it creates the environment for the client to be able to share intimate thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. Trust, respect, and congruence are major components of this relationship. The therapeutic relationship has boundaries which help to define acceptable and unacceptable behaviors.
Individual therapy has numerous benefits that could help you or a loved one who needs support.
1.) Personalized Therapy to Suit Your Needs
Counseling is advantageous in that it deals with an array of struggles that you might be experiencing. Common experiences, for example, maybe feelings of anxiety and depression, experiencing trauma and not knowing how to deal with it, or not receiving enough support to be able to deal with it. If you’re feeling helpless about a situation, uncertain about how to cope, or maybe you need to get to know yourself a little more, then individual counseling therapy may be the perfect solution for you or your loved one.
2.) Get One-On-One Attention
Individual therapy allows the therapist to work solely with the client and puts all his or her focus and energy into tailoring therapy that is suitable for the individual. This is a major benefit compared to other counseling therapies. The therapist can create a space that makes the patient feel safe This space is where you or your loved one can explore your thoughts, feelings and life experiences without judgment, in order to better understand yourself, your situation and what you can do about it.
3.) Discover Healthy Coping Methods
A therapist can teach you how to cope in healthy ways to manage patterns of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or low self-confidence. When you discover more about yourself, you gain a self-awareness that will help you break those negative thought patterns that have become ‘hard-wired’ in your brain. Therapy can help rewire your brain and develop healthy coping habits and methods.
4.) Improve Your Relationships with Loved Ones
If you or a loved one feels anxious, depressed, or have low self-esteem, this can not only affect you but also your relationships with the people around you. Having individual sessions with a therapist allows you to be able to discuss your relationships and talk about how to improve them.
5.) Take Control of Your Life
Life can sometimes feel out of control, especially if there are things that we just cannot control at all. But sometimes we don’t know that there are things about our lives that we can control. Therapy can help you to adapt and accept the things that you cannot control, and help you learn to take control of what is malleable. Learning to know the difference is an important skill for our mental health. We can also learn to take more control in the direction of our relationships with loved ones by learning to set healthy boundaries and communication skills.
6.) Move at Your Own Pace
With individual counseling sessions, you can work with your therapist at a pace that works best for you and your journey. You can set goals together, work on specific problems of your choice, and grow in your own time. Therapy should be set at a comfortable pace.
7.) Have High Confidentiality
What is said between a patient and therapist will stay between the patient and therapist. Clients can share their story knowing that it will be kept confidential by their therapist. For individual counseling, confidentiality is very high, compared to group therapy as the client’s words are only shared between him or her and the therapist.
If you or someone you know is suffering and needs mental health counseling in the Sarasota area, give us a call. The journey to healing can start as early as this week.
3653 Cortez Road West
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Monday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm