Individual therapy allows the client to have the undivided attention of the therapist. There are a variety of reasons people seek individual therapy, from the loss of a loved one to a particular disorder. The therapist is acting as a nonjudgmental, active listener, providing support and assistance.
In couple ʼs therapy, the focus is on partners in a relationship. The therapist helps the couple to recognize and work on difficulties in the relationship. It gives the couple a way to manage hardships or frustrations with the support of a nonpartial third party.
Family therapy addresses relationship issues or boundaries existing within a family. Two or more family members usually participate in these sessions. The therapist focuses more on relational issues over individual counseling.
Group therapy offers a comforting, non-judgmental environment of support. The sessions are organized around a particular concern, illness, age, culture, or other need. Members can find comfort in hearing the perspectives and experiences of others, and having a growing system of support.
An Eclectic Approach
Depending on the situation, the best treatment method would be a combination of several types of therapy. For instance, a married couple in therapy may also be seeking individual therapy to resolve deeper, personal issues. Therapy is a beneficial process, providing you with support along life’s journeys.