Is psychotherapy treatment right for me?
Congratulations, you’ve taken the first step towards improving your life …simply by visiting this page and admitting that you might need some help or therapy along the way.
Psychotherapy, talk therapy, or counseling can benefit people struggling with emotional difficulties, life challenges, and mental health concerns.
Therapy can help improve symptoms of many mental health conditions. Therapy helps people learn to cope with symptoms that may not respond to treatment right away. Research shows the benefits of therapy last longer than medication alone. Medication can reduce some symptoms of mental health conditions, but therapy teaches people skills to address symptoms independently. These skills last many years after therapy ends; symptoms may continue to improve, making it less likely you will need further treatment.
We all have old habits that hold us back, keep us from reaching our potential, or cause emotional harm to others – psychotherapy treatment can help.
Signs that you could benefit from therapy include:
- You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
- Your problems don’t seem to improve despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
- You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities.
- You worry excessively, expect the worst, or are constantly on edge.
- Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs, or being aggressive, harm you or others.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychotherapist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your psychologist will work together to identify and change the thought and behavior patterns that keep you from feeling your best.
By the time you’re done, you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will have learned new skills to better cope with whatever challenges arise.
Therapy is about understanding and challenging these patterns, even when those habits are intertwined with our relationships with others or the world around us.
Here are a few benefits of therapy:
- You’ll learn more about yourself. Therapists listen to your story and help you make connections. They might offer guidance or recommendations if you feel lost, but they don’t tell you what to do. Therapy can empower you to take action on your own.
- Therapy can help you achieve your goals. If you aren’t sure of your goals, therapy can help you clarify them and set realistic steps to meet them.
- Therapy can help you have more fulfilling relationships. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, therapy can help you address difficulties relating to others, such as insecurity in relationships or difficulty trusting your partners.
- You’re more likely to have better health. Research supports a link between mind and body wellness. Untreated mental health issues can impact physical wellness. On the other hand, people in good emotional health may be more able to deal with physical health issues that arise.
- Therapy can lead to improvement in all areas of life. If you feel like something is holding you back from living life as you envision it, therapy can help you address this. When you aren’t sure what’s keeping you from making changes, therapy can help you discover the answer.
Whether you are seeking therapy as an individual, couple, or family, scheduling an appointment with us is a great way to enrich your life, improve your relationships, reach your personal goals, and live a productive and fulfilling life full of growth and happiness.