Individual counseling can help you understand your concerns, review the solutions you have tried, and try new coping strategies. Your therapist will gather information about different areas of your life in the first meeting. This information gathering process will help your counselor figure out which treatment approach will be most helpful to you. You can develop goals for counseling with your counselor.
It is important to think about what you would like to gain from individual counseling. Writing down some events, relationships, and feelings before each session may help you think about what you want to do during each meeting. Be open with your counselor about how you would like to spend the time, and share any feelings that come up for you during the counseling process.