Individual counseling is counseling focused on the individual’s immediate or near future concerns. Individual counseling may encompass career counseling and planning, grief after a loved one dies or dealing with problems at a job before they become big. Individual counseling is a one-on-one discussion between the counselor and the client, who is the person seeking treatment. The two form an alliance, relationship or bond that enables trust and personal growth. Individual Counseling is aimed at helping you to cope with the ups and downs of everyday life, with stresses that can cause anxiety and depression, it’s about helping you to heal from the negative things that have happened such as losses, separation and divorce, family conflict, violence or abuse. Individual Counseling can assist in coping with stressful life situations, work problems, grief, and emotional distress or relationship difficulties. Our professional, caring, supportive Master’s Level Counselors can help.
Group counseling :
Group counseling is counseling with multiple individuals facing a similar concern. The strength in group counseling is that if you have 3, 5 or 10 people together all facing the same issue or similar issues, then they can work together. For example, group counseling is common for those in the midst of a divorce. The individuals in the group act as a source of insight and support while reinforcing the idea that each individual is not the only one experiencing these problems.
- Clients learn from each other.
- Clients can practice new interpersonal skills in group.
- Clients hear a range of perspectives from the group members.
- Clients learn problem-solving skills.
- Through giving and receiving feedback, clients give and receive peer support.
- Clients can come out of their isolation.
- Clients have an opportunity for validation.