Psychotherapy Services in Utah

Individual Therapy

Individual psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or counseling, is a form of mental health treatment that involves one-on-one sessions between a trained psychologist or psychotherapist and a client. It is a common treatment for a range of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and personality disorders.

What is the Goal if Individual Therapy?

The goal of individual psychotherapy is to help clients gain insight into their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and develop coping strategies to manage their symptoms and improve their overall well-being. The therapist creates a safe and supportive environment where the client can explore their inner world, express their feelings, and work through their challenges.

How does a Session Work?

Individual psychotherapy sessions usually last between 50 to 55 minutes and can be conducted in person or via telehealth (during the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis), depending on the client’s preference, health status and availability. The frequency and duration of therapy sessions can vary depending on the client’s needs and the therapist’s recommendation.

During the first session, the therapist will conduct an intake assessment, asking the client about their presenting concerns, personal history, and current life circumstances. They may also conduct an assessment to gather information about the client’s mental health, social support, and coping skills. Based on this information, the therapist will work with the client to develop a treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.

Individual psychotherapy can take many different forms, depending on the therapist's approach and the client's needs. Some common individual therapy modalities provided at Great Salt Lake Wellness are:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Mindfulness Approaches

Clinical Yoga Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Prolonged Exposure (PE)

Cognitive behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Client Centered Approach