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What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy is a joint process between the therapist and the client.

The goals of therapy may be to inspire change or improve quality of life. People may seek individual therapy to work with the therapist on things they cannot face on their own. Individual therapy can help people overcome the obstacles they encounter in their lives, it can increase positive feelings such as compassion and self-confidence. Through individual therapy, people can learn the skills to cope with difficult situations, to make healthy decisions and achieve personal goals. Many clients state that they enjoy the therapeutic journey, achieving a higher degree of self-awareness. Sometimes it is necessary for clients to be involved in continuous therapy with the goal of overall self-growth.

When is it best to seek the help of a therapist?

The time to engage in individual therapy can be when a certain situation causes stress and disrupts daily functioning, if for a long time you feel unhappy or overwhelmed and hopeless about certain things in your life. Stress can cause negative thoughts, behaviors and feelings, and even physiological sensations such as pain or fatigue. It is important to seek help before symptoms become severe. Individual therapy can also help if you can’t focus on work, school, have addiction problems, or feel like you can hurt yourself or others.

What to expect during the process of individual therapy?

During the first meeting, the client and the therapist usually focus on gathering information. The therapist talks to the client about the treatment, about his past physical, mental and emotional states. They also discuss the reason for the client’s arrival for therapy. Sometimes it takes several meetings for the therapist to have a clear picture of the situation. Only after that can the difficulties be focused on and the best sequence of further activities and possible recommendations determined. During the first meeting, the client can also decide whether the therapist’s work style suits his / her needs. Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with is vital to successful treatment. It is important to talk about the types of therapy, the goals of the treatment and the length of the sessions. Individual therapy lasts 45-60 minutes. The frequency of sessions and the duration of treatment depend on many factors, which are agreed with the therapist.

Children and young people

  • Consultations, advice and problem solving for children and young people with various developmental issues
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Separation-anxiety disorder
  • Support and understanding of emotional issues in children and youth
  • Anxiety management in children and adolescents
  • Parental psychoeducation
  • Counseling and therapeutic support for children, youth and families
  • Social skills training for children and youth
  • Attention training
  • Individual behavioral intervention programs for children and adolescents
  • Learning efficiency improvement program



  • Feelings of being overwhelmed, unable to cope with problems, excessive worry and difficulty controlling anxiety, panic attacks, feeling out of control, difficulty sleeping)
  • Specific fears (related to anxiety, fear of death, social anxiety)
  • Obsessive and / or compulsive thoughts and / or behaviors
  • Individual behavioral intervention programs for adults
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Disorder of social anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Stress-related disorder
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Somatic symptom disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Sleep disorders


  • Feelings of overwhelming sadness, hopelessness, guilt, emptiness, worthlessness and / or increased irritability
  • Feeling unable to deal with problems
  • Thoughts of death, suicide and self-harm
  • Physical symptoms that have no medical cause (lack of energy, increased fatigue, sleep problems, increased body aches and headaches, weight changes)
  • Difficulty concentrating, making decisions and remembering
  • Associated with a specific experience of grief, sadness and / or trauma

Disorders related to psychoactive substances and addictions

  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Stimulants
  • Tobacco

Gambling addiction

Addiction to online games

Neurocognitive disorders

Bipolar and related disorders

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Personality disorders

Partnership problems

  • Patterns of entering into unhealthy and / or destructive relationships
  • Difficulties associated with emotional intimacy, intimacy, vulnerability, and commitment
  • Challenges related to setting healthy boundaries and expressing personal needs in a relationship
  • Associated with mistrust and fear of rejection
  • Associated with excessive relationship addiction and fear of loneliness
  • Preparing and / or processing the loss of an important relationship

Personal development

  • Exploring the challenges associated with low self-esteem and self-doubt
  • Preparing and accepting changes and adjustments related to new life experiences
  • Strengthening skills of self-research, self-thinking, assertiveness and mentalization

Working hours

If you feel you need individual therapy, here we are:

  • Monday-Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Weekend: Closed
Prof. dr. Jasna Bajraktarevic

Let's talk!

We also offer the possibility of various online testing.