How Does Psychotherapy Help?
Emotional and physical conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, eating disorders and thelike can be effectively treated with individual and group psychotherapy. Psychotherapy offers people an opportunity to identify the factors that contribute to their emotional state. Also identified are methods that have helped the individual in the past and how to access those tools in the present. We will identify negative thought patterns and in some situations the situations that these negative thought patterns were derived. Psychotherapy helps people regain a sense of control and pleasure in life. Psychotherapy sessions generally run 45 minutes for individual treatment and an hour and a half for group therapy. A once a week session is typically the baseline recommendation for treatment, although more often may be beneficial depending on individual needs. In the beginning of treatment, the patient will be asked many assessment questions including medical history. However after the initial assessment phase the patient will then in more depth express their personal concerns. A therapist is someone who listens with a "third ear" for the stumbling blocks the individual may be experiencing. Together the therapist and patient form a relationship that can help bring relief from in some cases years of emotional pain.
Is Therapy Right for me?
Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as a divorce or work transition. Many seek the advice of a therapist as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and general life transitions.Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.