Individual Therapy
Los Angeles

Medically Reviewed by: Eric Chaghouri

Individual Therapy in Los Angeles

At No Matter What Recovery, we acknowledge that underlying trauma can significantly influence an individual’s mental health and overall well-being. Past traumatic experiences can manifest in current issues, generating both emotional and physical responses.

Our method for individual therapy employs a comprehensive and holistic approach, addressing the mind, body, and spirit. No Matter What provides a variety of proven therapies, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), specifically designed to aid our clients in their healing journey from past traumas.

What Is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counseling, is a process through which individuals work one-on-one with a trained therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. The focus is on exploring feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, identifying aspects of life that one would like to change, better understanding oneself and others, and setting personal goals. This therapeutic approach enables individuals to confront barriers that interfere with emotional and mental well-being, while also increasing positive feelings such as compassion, self-esteem, love, courage, and peace.

How Does Individual Therapy Work?

One-on-One with a Therapist

At No Matter What, our individual therapy specialists will collaborate with you to recognize and address the specific issues that are currently affecting your life. You'll work together to isolate and tackle these.

Building Connections

The first step to managing your emotions and behaviours is to understand the roots of these feelings. Our therapist will help you examine your past experiences and how they might be influencing your present emotions and behaviours, providing you a safe space to explore these connections.

Self-Reflection and Personal Insight

In individual therapy, techniques such as guided self-reflection are used. Our therapist will guide you through the process of exploring your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours with the goal of fostering personal insight and growth.

Recover from Trauma

After gaining insight into your experiences and emotions, our therapist will help you develop strategies to manage any ongoing emotional challenges. The ultimate goal is to help you build resilience and promote healthier emotional responses to life's challenges.

What To Expect During Treatment

Individual therapy is an evidence-based approach that relies on active engagement from both you and your therapist. Collaborating closely with your therapist helps foster healthier emotional habits and enhance your coping skills.

During sessions, your therapist might assign homework to be completed outside of your scheduled appointments. These tasks are designed to help consolidate the learning and changes initiated during the therapy sessions.

The cognitive strategies used in individual therapy can often provide a focus and groundwork alongside trauma treatment. Individual therapy can be implemented in conjunction with more specialized therapy methods. For instance, a highly effective treatment approach for trauma combines individual therapy with EMDR, brainspotting, or holistic therapies.

What Does individual Therapy Treat?

As mentioned earlier, individual therapy is utilized to address an extensive array of mental health disorders and related issues.

It’s frequently regarded as a favored type of psychotherapy in the mental health and addiction recovery community due to its effectiveness in swiftly identifying and managing specific problems.

Our Individual Therapy Program at No Matter What Recovery

At No Matter What Recovery, our licensed and proficient therapists offer individual therapy as part of our personalized treatment plans across all levels of care. Our program zeroes in on tackling the root cause of addiction and mental health concerns.

During the admissions process, we collaborate with you to ascertain which level of care is most suitable for your needs. At No Matter What Recovery, we prioritize delivering care that is informed by an understanding of past trauma, as we often find it to be at the core of many substance abuse issues.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our highest level of care for trauma recovery would be our partial hospitalization program, also known as PHP treatment. Our PHP program involves a patient coming in to our treatment center for 8 or more hours per day, ever day of the week. Outside of residential treatment, it is the highest level of care a person can seek for trauma.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

A step down from our PHP, our intensive outpatient program is our intermediate level of care. Our IOP is meant for patients who need care several days out of the week, but don’t need it every single day. During the times that a patient attends our facility, we’ll work both one-on-one and as a group to overcome their traumatic experiences.

Outpatient Treatment Program

Our outpatient program is our lowest level of care, typically involving a patient only coming in once or twice per week for several hours at a time. During their time with us, a typical patient in our OT will perform individualized trauma-informed care. We’ll also be sure to involve the patient in group activities, such as group therapy and retreats.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, confidentiality is a cornerstone of therapy. All discussions between a client and a therapist are confidential and protected by law.

Yes, most private health insurance plans cover mental health services, including individual therapy. Please contact us to confirm whether we accept your insurance plan.

We understand that life can be unpredictable. We have a flexible rescheduling policy, but we appreciate as much notice as possible so we can offer the slot to another client.

Typically, sessions are once a week, but the frequency can be adjusted based on the client’s needs and the therapist’s recommendations.

All clients receive individualized and focused treatment, not only to reduce the severity of their symptoms, but also to achieve an understanding of their disorders and the changes they can make to alleviate suffering and prevent further dysfunctional behavior. Only after healing progresses beyond the symptomatic to embrace the whole person does real recovery begin in the journey towards self-discovery.

Individual Therapy In Los Angeles With No Matter What Recovery

Individual therapy in Los Angeles isn’t a panacea to entirely resolve your mental health challenges or erase your issues. However, it can equip you with healthier habits and strategies for managing difficulties, leading to improved self-perception and life quality.

If you’re interested in learning more about our trauma-focused, holistic therapy-centered addiction treatment approach, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

This page has been medically reviewed by:
Eric Chaghouri, M.D.
Eric Chaghouri, M.D.

Dr. Eric Chaghouri is our Medical Director at No Matter What Recovery. Since completing his forensic psychiatry fellowship, he has established a successful and thriving practice in Southern California, focusing on treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders.

Eric Chaghouri, M.D.
Eric Chaghouri, M.D.

Dr. Eric Chaghouri is our Medical Director at No Matter What Recovery. Since completing his forensic psychiatry fellowship, he has established a successful and thriving practice in Southern California, focusing on treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders.