One-on-one counseling is a form of therapy that is used as a personal opportunity for individuals to receive guidance and support during various challenging stages in life. This counseling approach can help individuals by working directly with one specific Therapist in a trusting, caring, and safe environment. These sessions can take place in person or in an online setting, depending on the patient and provider's preference. One-on-one counseling can help in many areas, such as:
- Sexual Abuse
- and many more
One-on-One counseling sessions on average last about 45 and 60 minutes in length. Initial sessions normally focus on getting to know the individual, the background of the issue at hand, and setting goals for each counseling session. The frequency and duration of therapy will depend largely on each individual’s needs, treatment goals, and progress.
One-on-one counseling sessions have been known to benefit patients by providing a confidential space where they can freely share emotional information with someone they trust. It also can provide a quicker transformation since each session is customized towards one individual, as opposed to a group therapy session where topics are broader, and time to interact on an individual basis is limited. Lastly, one-on-one counseling is a great way to improve communication skills. During sessions, patients learn how to express their feelings in a healthy way, learn ways to actively listen, and become more confident speaking to others.