• (801) 890-0737

  • 11075 S State Street., STE 13
    Sandy Utah 84070

  • (801) 890-0737

  • 11075 S State Street., STE 13
    Sandy Utah 84070

What is Individual Therapy and How Does It Work: 6 Things To Know

1. What is Individual Therapy? 

Individual therapy is a type of psychotherapy where a trained professional helps an individual work through different emotional and personal challenges. It is also known as talk therapy or individual counseling. It doesn’t have the purpose of making challenges disappear but rather aims to teach the skills and provide the tools needed to help people cope with challenges in a more effective way. 


2. Who Provides Individual Therapy? 

Individual Therapy is provided by trained professionals who have the background and understand the research to know how to help individuals work through difficulties. At Momentum Counseling Services, we have 6 therapists who are all either Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), or Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFT), which means they have their license to practice and are currently under the supervision of an approved supervisor. Our therapists not only have the education needed to make therapy successful but also have valuable experience and know how to help their clients heal and thrive. 

3. What are the Benefits of Individual Therapy? 

Individual therapy has many benefits. As we mentioned before, the primary purpose of individual or talk therapy is to help people develop the skills and harness the tools they need to confront personal challenges and difficulties in a healthier way. It can also help people make healthy decisions, reach their goals, and become self-aware in addition to handling difficult situations. 

4. What Does Individual Therapy Help With? 

Individual therapy can help with a variety of different things including: 


  • Anxiety 
  • Stress reduction 
  • Life transitions 
  • Trauma 
  • Addiction 
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Anger management


These are all specialties our trained professionals here at Momentum Counseling offer services in. 

5. What is the Difference Between Individual Therapy and Group Therapy? 

The difference between these two things is exactly what it sounds like. Individual therapy involves just the therapist and the individual while group therapy happens in a group setting.

6. What Do I Expect In Individual Therapy? 

Individual therapy is a little different with each therapist and each client because therapy is so deeply centered on an individual’s needs. You can expect a few common things though. Your therapist will ask you questions about your situation, how you’ve tried to deal with it, what you think the cause of it could be, and what your goals are. You will then discuss these things in-depth and they will provide you with the tools you need to move forward. 


If you are struggling with a life transition, going through a difficult challenge, experience anxiety or depression, are dealing with trauma or an addiction, or simply are looking to gain more coping skills, then individual therapy may be right for you. Our trained therapists would love to set up an appointment with you. Click here to schedule an appointment today. 


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