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Individual Therapy

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Updated September 21, 2009

Definition:

Individual therapy is a form of therapy in which the client is treated one-on-one with a therapist. The most popular form of therapy, individual therapy may encompass many different treatment styles including psychoanalysis and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Examples:
Mark considered attending a group seminar to address his fear of flying, but decided that he would feel more comfortable seeing a therapist privately. He signed up for individual therapy sessions instead.
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