People seek therapy for a variety of reasons:
Individual psychotherapy and counseling provides the space and opportunity to find out what is getting in the way of a vital, happy and productive life.
Even though it is called "individual" therapy, important people in your life are sometimes brought into session when it is helpful and if you want them there.
Sometimes, terrible things happen to people. Often, the effects pass in time. But, for some, the effects may continue and even worsen. Even adults who suffered trauma in childhood suffer lasting effects.
Trauma therapy has become much more effective in recent years. Relief is possible.