Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy Services in Philadelphia

Individual therapy involves one-to-one interaction with a trained therapist. Typically, a client meets with a therapist once a week until the client feels satisfied. Nearly everyone can benefit from individual therapy. Individual therapy can help people gain insight about themselves and discover the tools they need to achieve their own goals. For example, people often seek therapy because they feel depressed, experience panic attacks, have trouble dating, feel lonely, or feel fat but are unable to maintain a diet or workout routine. Individual therapy can help clients to develop healthy patterns and routines to cope with life’s ongoing challenges.

When seeking therapy it is always preferable to choose a therapist who has experience in helping clients with similar issues. For example, while most therapists have some knowledge about sexuality issues, sexual problems are best managed by a therapist who concentrates on sexual function/dysfunction issues and has received specialized training in these areas. Similarly, someone seeking help for an eating disorder is best helped by a therapist who specializes in eating disorders.

Additionally, there are steps that you can take to maximize your time with a therapist. 

  1. How To Choose A Therapist
  2. The Right Therapist
  3. How To Get The Most Out Of Individual Therapy
  4. How To Get The Most Out Of Couples Counseling
  5. How To Get The Most Out Of Your Sex Therapist
  6. How To Tell Someone You Are In Therapy
  7. Should I Tell My Partner I Am In Counseling?
For a better understanding of our therapists’ specialties, please refer to our biographies in the About Us section of the site as well as our Information Center where you can read many self-help articles written by our therapists. You may also contact our Director, “Alex” Caroline Robboy, CAS, ACSW, LCSW at (215) 570—8614 to discuss your particular situation.