Individual therapy is a naturally unfolding process in which the client and therapist are able to identify the therapeutic needs of the client and help develop a plan and set of tools in order to handle those needs. The therapist and client collaborate to define the goals of therapy and the means to achieve those goals. Individual therapy can help individuals with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, building self-esteem, trauma, addictions, parent-child conflict, eating disorders, and a variety of other mood and behavioral problems. Individual therapy can work in many different ways. Through the experience of talking and being together, both the therapist and client reach an understanding and a shared experience of what is going on under the surface. Once this happens, opportunities for new experiences emerge and change is then possible.