Individual Sessions


Individual Session: A face-to-face, one-on-one conversation between a client and counselor, that typically discusses issues identified in the client’s treatment plan.

Orientation: Counselor shall explain the ground rules for individual sessions, group therapy, education seminars and treatment planning.



  • Orientation is the first individual session
  • Clients are expected to arrive on time to all individual sessions.
  • Clients should expect to be drug screened anytime an individual session is conducted.
  • Clients are expected to be in attendance to all scheduled individual sessions unless cleared by the Clinical Director or LVN.



Initial one-on-one session

Give an orientation as to what is expected of the client, immediately followed by an in-depth assessment, and then initiate the treatment plan.

Subsequent one-on-one sessions

  • Discuss the client’s challenges, needs, goals and objectives.
  • Develop action steps
  • Set timeframe for short- and long-term goals and objectives
  • Set start dates for each action step