Individual therapy focuses on helping one person overcome their life and mental health challenges. At Greenpoint Psychotherapy, we value your individual needs and prioritize finding a therapist who might fit your needs the best. Our team includes many mental health providers representing a vast range of specialties and therapeutic approaches. We offer teletherapy to people in New York City and the Greater New York metropolitan area. To learn more or schedule an appointment, book online or call our office today.

request an appointment

What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy is private, involving only you and your Greenpoint Psychotherapy provider. Your therapist creates a safe, supportive environment where you can explore your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and get expert help dealing with your challenges.

Why would I need individual therapy?

Individual therapy can help you deal with every challenge you face. Some people seek therapy when struggling with a major decision or navigating a life transition. Others need help resolving conflicts, dealing with anger, or overcoming low self-esteem or emotional abuse.

You may need individual therapy when negative feelings don’t improve. For example, you may worry all the time, be under constant stress, feel like you’re stuck in an unhappy life, or feel frustrated that you repeat the same problems.

Greenpoint Psychotherapy also specializes in individual therapy for people in the LGBTQIA+ community. Their team includes trans therapists who understand because of their personal experience.

Individual counseling is an essential treatment for mental health disorders, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance use disorder (including addiction)

Many mental, emotional, and behavioral issues that improve with individual therapy aren’t mentioned here. Don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a teletherapy consultation for any concerns you may have.

What type of therapy might I receive?

The Greenpoint Psychotherapy providers have extensive experience in creative arts therapies and psychotherapies. These are only a few examples of the therapies you could receive:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Internal family systems (IFS) therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Somatic therapy
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Narrative therapy
  • Mindfulness-based therapies
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Movement therapy

Each Greenpoint Psychotherapy provider is skilled in an array of therapies, allowing them to integrate different techniques to provide truly individualized therapy.

What should I expect during therapy?

After your therapist completes a comprehensive assessment and develops a treatment plan based on your goals, you schedule weekly meetings on the same day of the week.

Your therapist guides each session, offering insight and clarity, teaching coping skills, and supporting your growth. Otherwise, your sessions depend on the type of therapy. Some therapies are highly structured; others are more like having a conversation.

Call Greenpoint Psychotherapy or request a teletherapy appointment online to begin individual therapy that transforms your life.