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Ongoing one-on-one therapy and counseling is a common means of growth and healing for many people. Individual one-on-one therapy, often referred to as psychotherapy, involves meeting with a therapist individually in order to reduce internal suffering, which often causes problematic behavior.
One-on-one therapy can help to break down barriers that interfere with emotional and mental well-being. Avalon Malibu clients begin to value the journey to becoming more conscious about themselves, their inner world, and their relationships – where compassion, peace, joy, self-esteem, spiritual connections and love are imparted using the tools they’ve learned in one-on-one therapy.
Individual sessions at Avalon Malibu average 45 minutes to an hour. The therapist strives to help the client to understand themselves and their problems in order to cope with the demands of their everyday lives. Goals are set, which may involve replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, facing specific fears, or changing behavioral patterns. Psychoanalytic or psychodynamic therapies also strive for personal growth through insight into the conscious and subconscious mind. The techniques used by therapists (word association, for example) help to reveal the client’s wishes and feelings, providing insight into their actions.
Clients suffering from various addictions are often isolated, which makes the addiction worse. Individual therapy can include hypnotherapy, inner child therapy, core belief therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The method used depends upon the client’s problems and personality. For example, using the Gestalt technique, therapists might show the client a picture of something that could have multiple interpretations. Using the Gestalt method of studying the visual perception of the client allows the therapist to gain better insight into their inner workings.
One-on-one therapy can treat specific mental health conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to substance abuse and ADHD. However, many clients do not have a specific condition; they simply seek help for relationship problems, stress, career ambitions, and many more personal issues.
Avalon Malibu psychotherapists support clients in making lifestyle changes, and serve as a listening ear. They provide specific strategies for changing unwanted thoughts, behaviors and/or emotions.
Avalon’s beautiful seaside setting helps to increase positive feelings, while our qualified specialists help clients through mental health issues in order to move toward a more productive, healthy life. Modern psychotherapy is a personal process of deep listening, learning, and helping to heal the protective or wounded inner core of the individual.
The time spent with our counselors and therapists is very valuable, so it imperative that the client is comfortable and asks any questions they may have about how one-on-one therapy works. It’s also expected that the therapist might be questioned about his/her experience and background, as well as their approach to counseling. Some possible questions asked by our clients regarding his/her therapy may be: Training or experience, associations the therapist belongs to, how many sessions must the client commit to, how often, how much experience does the therapist have with the client’s specific problem, and will the therapist be discussing his/her client’s case with anyone else. Avalon Malibu’s aim is to make sure that clients are completely comfortable with the therapist they are seeing, so that they can enjoy the most effective, healing progress possible.