You or your family member can have individual, private sessions with a therapist.
These sessions may be used to assess and evaluate the problem, to plan how to improve your life, or to do the work of recovery. This work might include talking about how you feel here and now, or what goes right or wrong in your life, or how the problem may relate to past experiences. Therapy can also mean sharing thoughts and feelings, learning how to care for yourself, learning about your particular challenge, and practicing new tools for communicating.
Many people begin with an individual session to assess the issues they are dealing with, and then decide with their therapist whether to proceed with individual counseling, couples or family counseling or groups.