Individual counseling (sometimes called psychotherapy, talk therapy, or treatment) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Individual counseling is counseling focused on the individual’s immediate or near future concerns. A therapist speaks with the person in treatment about their past physical, mental, and emotional health. They also discuss the concerns bringing the person to therapy. Many therapists encourage people in treatment to do most of the talking. At first, it may be hard to talk about past experiences or current concerns. Through an exploration of values, beliefs, interests, and memories, counseling may help you rediscover your purpose, passion, and meaning in life. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, or anger, counseling can help you identify, express, and better regulate your emotions.