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Formats of Therapy

Which is best for you?

“Therapy” is a short word that is used to describe a broad category of techniques and approaches towards modifying problematic behaviors and thought patterns. When it comes to the format of sessions, therapy can be delivered in various ways to best meet the unique needs of each client.

Below are formats of therapy, ranging from individual therapy to group therapy, sessions ranging from child to parenting. When considering therapy, it is important to pick the format that best suits your needs. Read on to find out which type of therapy is best fit for you.


Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is one on one, meaning that it is just the client and the therapist meeting privately. Individual sessions are a great way for a client to work through their own personal concerns, emotions, and issues. Individual therapy guarantees personalized attention and a tailored treatment plan to best suit the client.

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy, also called martial or relationship therapy, involves a therapist working with a romantic couple to address relationship issues, communication problems, and to overall enhance the quality of the relationship. Couples therapy offers a safe environment for couples to rebuild trust and strengthen their relationship.


Parenting counseling, or parent coaching, is a special form of therapy where a therapist works with parents to develop effective parenting strategies and support the parents with various parenting challenges. Not only does parenting work on skill development, but it also focuses on behavior management and conflict resolution. Note: this differs from couples therapy as parenting therapy does not focus on the romantic couple, rather their roles as parents.

Child & Adolescent Therapy

Therapy for children and adolescents is tailored to the developmental needs of the client. For young children, this may include play therapy or art therapy. Regardless of the age, this type of therapy aims to help the client cope with emotional and behavioral issues they are having in their current stage of life.

Family Therapy

Family therapy focuses on improving family dynamics, and includes multiple family members. Family therapy is a great way to identify dysfunctional patterns and improve overall family relationships. Similarly to couples therapy, family therapy provides a safe environment to address concerns and conflicts within the family unit.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a form of therapy in which a therapist leads a group of individuals with similar concerns. By having a group, clients are able to share their experiences, offer support, and learn from each other. Group therapy offers a sense of community to its members, showing each individual that they are not alone.

Virtual Therapy

Virtual therapy, or telehealth, is a way to remotely receive therapy services. Through this type of therapy, the client and therapist communicate through a video call rather than in person.

These therapy options are all available at SafeSpace, located in Oswego, Illinois. If you think one of these could be beneficial to you, call 630-551-8602 to speak with an employee today. More information can also be found at Click below to get started.


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