Addiction Recovery Begins Here


Work one on one with a counselor in a private, safe, and supportive environment to identify and explore issues and problems that are contributing to substance use, as well as those resulting from it.  At Counseling of Southwest Florida, the counselor and individual work as a team, where mutual respect guides them in resolving the issues that are brought to the counseling process.  The benefits of individual counseling are that it provides a private setting to deal with issues that individuals may not feel comfortable sharing with a group.   Also, individual counseling allows for the counselor to solely focus on the individual’s unique needs and issues, allowing the counselor and individual to deeply process and explore those issues, while developing solutions and insights to achieve resolutions.

Counselors at Counseling of Southwest Florida are aware of the unique needs and issues of adolescents, young adults, as well as adults, and that is why individual counseling services at Counseling of Southwest Florida are specifically tailored to address the developmental and cultural issues unique to those developmental periods.

Your counselor may use a vast array of therapy techniques to help your recovery process.

Individual going through a 1 on 1 counseling session with a therapist

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Which focuses on teaching different ways to think about situations and how to properly behave and respond during stressful times. CBT is identifying and then challenging you to help in neutralizing your negative thoughts.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

More-so used for personality disorder, DBT focuses the coping process to enhance your skills when faced with specific challenges throughout life. This therapy will enhance your motivational thinking and motivational skills.

Family Counseling

A very common practice is the addition of a family member during therapy sessions. This is simply to be a facilitator and assist in the healing process. A family member will aid in behavioral understanding with personal relationships.

Motivational Interviewing

MI Therapy is used as a means of self-discovery in terms of finding what motivates you personally. Often used in drug and alcohol rehab to elicit positivity and behavioral changes.

When meeting with a counselor a counselor individually it is important to recognize some of the benefits which may not come from group settings.

One-on-one with a counselor reserves you the right to:

  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Sole focus on you and your issues
  • A completely non-judgmental environment with your counselor
  • The ability for additional time with a therapist
  • Allowance for a deeper discussion to recover faster
  • Relationship and trust building in a closed environment

Is Individual counseling right for you?

Many young adults experience a major depressive episode or high anxiety at least once in their life. How long that episode can last depends entirely on how the situation is approached. Many cases of high anxiety and depression have been combatted and successfully overcome with psychotherapy or talk therapy. Once an individual has confronted their issue, the recovery process is much easier, faster and successful.

If you or a loved one has been experiencing any of the following, it is time to contact us and meet with a counselor:

  • Overwhelming sense of grief
  • No-change in mood despite others reaching out to you
  • Difficulty concentrating on work assignments
  • Excessive worry
  • Over-drinking and/or aggressive behavior

Don’t hesitate and contact us to put your life back in a healthy direction, call us at (239-775-0039).